A CT (Computed Tomography) scan (sometimes called a Cat Scan) is a type of x-ray machine that takes cross-sectional images, or slices, of your body. Depending on the type of exam your physician orders, you may need to drink a tasteless liquid before your exam, also called oral contrast, and/or receive an injection of contrast material.
Bon Secours hospital knows it is important to keep your radiation exposure as low as possible. We have the latest in CT technology, GE Optima 660. Our CT scanner is equipped with software that ensures that the lowest amount of radiation is used during your examination. Our scanner is also accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), who only accredits equipment that meets their standards regarding patient dose.
Some important information about your CT Scan:
- Our skilled staff are certified technologists by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, ARRT, and are licensed in the state of Maryland to perform CT.
- Your images will be read by board certified Radiologists who specialize in diagnosing diseases and injuries through medical imaging.
- A doctor’s order is required for all Cat Scans.
- Appointments are not required for general x-rays, but are required for fluoroscopy procedures.
- You may be asked to change into a gown before your examination.
Please call 410-362-3415 to schedule an appointment.