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CT scanning, also called computerized tomography, offer superior imaging capability, with regards to bone, abdominal and chest imaging. CT uses X-ray scanning to view cross-section images of the body. CT scans are typically performed on the head, lungs, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spine, kidneys, pelvis and joints. The CT Scan division at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens is accredited by the American College of Radiologists.
Core biopsies can be performed with the use of CT scan, which provides precise access in the positioning of a needle in deep-seated visceral tumors of the chest, abdomen and pelvis. It is highly useful for discovering abscesses and guiding the insertion of catheters for drainage as well as for workup of critically ill neurological patients.
When called for your exam, a technologist will take you to the examination room and explain the procedure. You will lie on a flat padded table and slowly move into the CT scanner. The technologist will be in communication with you during the procedure. During the exam you may be asked to hold your breath for brief periods of time. Most scans take between five and 10 minutes.