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Professional Radiology and Outpatient Imaging Services


Computed Tomography (CT), also called a CAT scan, is a medical imaging exam that takes computer assisted x-rays that produces two and three dimensional detailed images of the soft tissues and bones within the body. With computer generated assistance it creates cross-sectional images that are used to diagnose diseases and disorders.

What to Expect

Before your examination begins, a CT technologist will ask you a few medical questions, explain your procedure and assist you into the CT examination room. You will be asked to lie on a padded table, which will move into the scanner opening for the examination.

Contrast helps to illuminate disease and may be administered intravenously.

What is Contrast?

A special dye called contrast material is needed for certain procedures. The contrast material blocks X-rays and appears white on images, which can help emphasize blood vessels, intestines or other structures. This can be something that you are asked to drink before your scan, or something that is given through a vein in your arm or inserted into your rectum.

Although rare, the contrast material can cause medical problems or allergic reactions. Most reactions are mild and result in a rash or itchiness. Tell your doctor if you've ever had a reaction to contrast material.

CT Procedures

CT Chest Without Contrast

Combines special X-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures to detect lung diseases and other abnormalities.

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CT Maxillofacial Without Contrast

Detects inflammatory diseases, defines anatomy in planning for surgery, and provides information about disorders of the nasal cavity and sinuses.

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CT Pelvis Without Contrast

A CT of the pelvis is typically used to help physicians diagnose the cause of abdominal or pelvic pain and diseases of the internal organs, bowel and colon.

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CT Head Without Contrast

A CT of the head without contrast is typically ordered to provide more detailed information on head injuries, stroke, brain tumors, and other brain diseases.

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CT Abdomen Without Contrast

A CT exam of the abdomen is typically used to help diagnose the cause of abdominal or pelvic pain and diseases of the internal organs, bowel and colon.

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CT Abdomen With Contrast

Helps diagnose the cause of abdominal or pelvic pain and diseases of the internal organs, bowel and colon. Oral or intravenous contrast illuminates disease.

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CT Chest With Contrast

Used to examine and diagnose symptoms and abnormalities, detect and evaluate tumors and assess whether they respond to treatment, plan therapy, and evaluate injury.

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CT Angiography

Obtains enhanced images of the arteries. The vessels most frequently imaged include the brain, neck (carotid), aorta, kidney (renal) and extremities.

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CT Lung Cancer Screening

Low-dose chest exam to detect early stage lung cancer before signs or symptoms appear. May detect abnormalities or nodules not visible on a typical chest x-ray.

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CT Arthrogram

A two-part procedure to aid in the diagnosis of subtle abnormalities in the joints of the extremities, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.

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Cardiac Calcium Score

Detects and measures the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries, which is an indicator of heart disease. Detects calcium deposits before they obstruct the blood vessel.

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CT Enterography

Used to image the small bowel and/or the large bowel. Detects Crohn’s disease and assess its extent. Other small bowel disorders can also be evaluated and characterized.

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CT Myelogram

Two-part procedure to detect abnormalities including a tumor, herniated disc, arthritis, spinal narrowing and/or nerve impingement of the spinal canal.

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Virtual Colonoscopy

This exam can be used as a screening option for colon cancer. It creates high-resolution images of the colon and is used to detect and evaluate polyps and cancers.

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Scheduling a Procedure

Midwest Radiology maintains dedicated scheduling resources for all outpatient imaging center locations. We offer same-day scheduling and accept most forms of medical insurance. Call us today!

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All of our outpatient imaging services are provided through our NETWORK of 9 IMAGING CENTERS that are conveniently located throughout the Twin Cities. We offer top quality high-resolution imagery using state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment.

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