Computed tomography (CT) scans are diagnostic tools that give doctors a clear “internal” view. Multi-detector (multi-slice) CT Scanning is a detailed type of imaging created after an X-ray tube and detectors located inside the scanner (known as a gantry) rotates around the patient. The patient’s bed also moves in and out of the scanner. As a result, many cross-sectional images can be taken.
Some CT procedures require the use of an oral and/or intravenous contrast media (often referred to as a “dye”, but it is actually colorless).
Rumford Hospital’s Medical Imaging Department performs many types of CT procedures.
For information about CT scans or to contact Medical Imaging, call 207-369-1131.