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CT (Computed Tomography)

CT in St. Louis

Description

Computed Tomography or CT creates highly detailed images of the inside of the body.  Unlike a traditional x-ray which shows subtle outlines of the organs, CT is able to show the organ in detail. The images are created by an x-ray unit that rotates around the patient. In some cases a contrast material is used to enhance the images of the inside of the body.  These images can then be interpreted by a radiologist on a computer monitor.  CT imaging provides excellent anatomic information.