Computed tomography (also called a CT or CAT scan), is a painless imaging procedure that uses special x-ray equipment to produce detailed cross sectional pictures, or scans, of areas inside the body. The results can show issues with soft tissues (such as the lining of sinuses), organs (such as kidneys or lungs), and bones.
Our team of certified professionals is here to help you understand more about the CT scans in Bend, Oregon.
To learn more about the benefits and risks of a specific procedure, how to prepare, and more, please choose from the services listed below.
- Abdomen/Pelvis CT
- CT Angiography
- CT Arthrograph
- CT Brain/Neurological
- CT Calcium Scoring
- CT Colonography, or Virtual Colonography
- CT Extremity/Joint
- CT Myelogram (Myelography)
- CT Spine – Injection/Nerve Block
- Cardiac CT
- Cardiac Calcium Scoring
- Chest CT
- Low Dose Lung Cancer Screening (LDCT)
- Virtual Colonoscopy Screening
About Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed Tomography is a non-invasive procedure that helps diagnose medical conditions. The procedure combines a series of cross-sectional x-ray images taken with computer processing to create images of blood vessels, soft tissues, organs and bones. Our CT scans in Bend, Oregon provide more detailed information than plain x-rays do.
American College of Radiology – Computed Tomography Accredited Facility
Preparing for Your CT Procedure
- Be prepared to provide information about your overall health and any allergies you may have.
- Bring a list of all medications you are taking, including prescribed medications, over the counter medications, herbs, and supplements.
- Follow special diet or medication instructions provided by our office to ensure a quality imaging exam.
- Be aware that any metal worn on your body in the area being scanned will need to be removed when possible.
Let your technologists know if you:
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
- have had a recent nuclear medicine scan
- have had a recent barium study or an x-ray using contrast
- have any fractures or artificial joints
- have known allergy to contrast material (dye) your doctor may prescribe medications to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
- have a history of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease or thyroid problems