What is Computed Tomography?
Computed tomography (CT) is a sophisticated imaging technique that shows anatomy at different levels within the body. During CT imaging, the X-ray source rotates around the patient. Each rotation produces a single cross-sectional “slice” that enables physicians to see a horizontal piece of the body.
CT scans are used to diagnose many conditions, such as bleeding in the head, tumors, blood clots or signs of stroke. In other parts of the body, CT may be used to determine whether a growth is solid or fluid-filled, view an organ’s size and shape, and evaluate many different diseases.
What is Mobile Positron Emission Tomography?
Manatee Memorial Hospital and Manatee Diagnostic Center have expanded their services to include a specialized test called Mobile Positron Emission Tomography (PET). The PET scan can detect metabolic changes within the body and can be used to diagnose and evaluate different types of diseases.