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Computed tomography (CT) scan

When your doctor needs highly detailed pictures of structures inside of your body, count on ProHealth Care for safe, accurate computed tomography (CT).

What’s a CT scan?

A CT scan uses special X-ray equipment to take pictures of the inside of your body from different angles. You’ll lie on a bed that slowly moves through a donut-shaped structure that holds an X-ray tube. The X-ray tube moves around your body to take a series of pictures. A computer uses these pictures, also called “slices,” to create a 3D image. Your doctor can rotate the 3D image or view individual slices one after another.

Why do I need a CT scan?

Your doctor may recommend a CT scan to examine your body for signs of:

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Arthritis
  • Blood disease
  • Blood clots
  • Bowel disease
  • Brain tumor
  • Broken bones
  • Cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Gum disease
  • Heart disease
  • Infection
  • Internal bleeding or swelling
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Sinus problems
  • Spinal column damage
  • Stroke
  • Urinary tract issues

Gentle pediatric CT scans

Trust the team at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital to protect your child’s health by using an age-appropriate “child-size” dose of radiation during their CT scan. Our pledge to Image Gently® means that your child will receive lower amounts of radiation in one scan without compromising quality.

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You’ll need a referral for most imaging services at ProHealth Care. To schedule your test, call 262-928-3000.

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