CT Scan & CTA Scan Services in Long Island & Queens
What is a CT/CTA scan?
Computerized tomography (CT), also known as a CT scan, is a non-invasive and painless test that takes x-ray images from many angles. The scan then combines the pictures, processes them, and creates cross-sectional images that provide detailed information about your bones, soft tissues, organs, and blood vessels. CT scans can provide much more information about your internal structures than a single x-ray.
Computed tomography angiography (CTA), also known as CT angiography, is a special type of CT scan that involves using a contrast medium to produce images of tissues and blood vessels in a certain area of the body. The contrast medium is injected through an intravenous (IV) line, which is usually inserted in the arm. When the scan is performed, the contrast medium creates a bright, illuminated appearance in the blood vessels and tissues that are being studied.
Why A CT/CTA scan is used
A CT scan may be used to diagnose and evaluate a number of internal conditions, including:
- Internal bleeding
- Blood clots
- Bone fractures
- Heart disease
- Lung nodules
- Liver masses
Your doctor may also recommend a CT scan in order to help guide surgery, biopsy, or radiation.
What types of CT scans are available at Neighborhood Radiology Services?
At Neighborhood Radiology Services, we offer the full range of CT scans to evaluate specific areas of the body.
Neuro, ENT & Spine
- Temporal bones
- Dental maxilla
- Dental mandible
- Cervical spine
- Thoracic spine
- Lumbar spine
- Cardiac scoring (heart scan)
- Bony pelvis
- Lower extremity
Additionally, we provide CTA scans to evaluate the following areas of the body:
- Carotid arteries
- Intracranial (head)
- Thoracic aorta
- Pulmonary artery (CTPA)
- Renal arteries
- Abdominal aorta
- Lower extremity
What does a CT/CTA scan involve?
CT/CTA scans are performed at Neighborhood Radiology Services in one office visit. Your doctor will provide detailed instructions for how to prepare for your exam. During your CT scan, you will lie down on a comfortable exam bed, which moves into a large, dome-shaped tube. Any metal on your clothing, jewelry, glasses, or elsewhere must be removed prior to the exam, as it can interfere with the quality of the images produced.
Once your exam begins, you will be instructed to remain as still as possible in order for the machine to capture the highest quality images. Using powerful x-rays and a high-resolution digital detector, the machine will take a number of two-dimensional pictures from different angles, which are then combined to form three-dimensional, detailed images of your body.
After the short procedure, one of our radiologists will go over the results with you and make any needed treatment or testing recommendations.
The benefits of undergoing a CT/CTA scan at Neighborhood Radiology Services
Undergoing a CT/CTA scan with our board-certified experts has the following benefits:
- Performed using the latest and highest quality equipment certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
- Non-invasive and painless procedure
- Performed in one short office visit
- Provides detailed information that can help diagnose a number of health conditions
If you need to book a CT or CTA scan, contact our board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Services, with locations throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. Fill out the form on this page to request an appointment or call 800-220-2220 to learn more about our services.