A CT scan is the abbreviated name for computed tomography scan formally called computed axial tomography scan or a CAT scan. This is a medical imaging technique used to obtain detailed internal images of the body. CT scans use a rotating x-ray tube in a row of detectors placed in a gantry to measure x-ray attenuations by different tissues inside the body. The multiple x-ray measurements taken from different angles are then processed on a computer using tomographic reconstruction algorithms to produce tomographic (cross-sectional) images (virtual “slices”) of a body. CT scans can be used in patients with metallic implants or pacemakers, for whom magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is contraindicated. Since its development in the 1970s CT scanning has proven to be a versatile imaging technique. Our unit is perfect for general CT imaging without contrast and allows us to continue to provide great images at low self-pay rates or or bill insurance directly.