Computed Tomography (CT) is a diagnostic imaging procedure that combines the use of x-rays with computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (“slices”) of the body. The images produced are more detailed than those of an ordinary x-ray.
With multi slice CT scanners the images can be reconstructed in many different body planes. This allows the radiologists to look at the anatomy and pathology at many different angles and perspectives. This allows for many different series of pictures all from one initial acquisition. The advanced technique cuts down the radiation exposure to the patient significantly.
CT can also be used to guide the radiologist in performing certain biopsies and performing certain procedures.