Computed axial tomography (CAT) is a radiographic tool that allows the doctors to visualize internal structures within the human body. Physicians use CAT scanning to diagnose disease and to conduct several interventional procedures, such as biopsies and drainages.
Providence Medical Center's Radiology department is equipped with two CAT scanners. This saves time for patients and allows staff to conduct procedures more efficiently.
Providence has joined the ranks of the country’s premier health care providers that offer patients access to the world’s most advanced multislice computed tomography (CT) system, by recently installing the Aquilion™ 64 from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. The new 64-slice scanner represents a $1 million investment and is located near the hospital’s new expanded emergency facility.
For more information, contact your physician or call the Radiology department at 913-596-4177.