Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging
A CT scanner uses ionizing radiation (x-rays) to create high-resolution three-dimensional tomographic images (“slices”) of any part of the body. Oral and/or intravenous iodinated contrast media may be given to enhance normal anatomy and delineate pathology.
Facilities, Technical Capabilities, and Limitations
- There are seven CT scanners available for human research.
- All scanners produce high-quality, digital images.
- Images are viewable and archived on the Enterprise-wide McKesson PACS; CDs/DVDs can be created as needed.
- Radiology reports are viewable through SCM/AEHR and can be printed as needed.
|Unit||Location||Type||Number of Detectors (“Slices”)||Table Weight Limit (kg)||Bore Diameter (cm)|
|1||Second Floor, Pavilion H||Siemens Somatom Definition AS 40||40||220||78|
|2||Ground Floor, Pavilion G||Siemens Somatom Definition AS||64||300||78|
|3||Ground Floor, Pavilion G||Siemens Somatom Force||192||307||78|
|4||Ground Floor, Pavilion A||Siemens Definition Edge||128||307||78|
|5||Pavilion A, ED||Siemens Somatom Force||192||307||78|
|6||Ground Floor, Pavilion A, ED CT||Siemens Definition Edge||128||307||78|
|7||Ground Floor, Pavilion A, ED CT||Siemens Definition Edge||128||307||78|
Hours of Operation (Pavilion A)
- Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Other days/times by arrangement.
- American Board of Radiology-certified, subspecialized Radiology Physicians (MDs).
- American Board of Radiology-certified Medical Physicist (PhD).
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)-certified Radiology Technologists with subspecialty certification in CT.
- Please discuss project and all applicable costs with the Radiology Senior Research Coordinator prior to IRB and/or grant submission or renewal.
- Professional services by radiology physicians and/or medical physicists are negotiable.
- Supplies such as IV, contrast media, venous access devices.
- Radiology costs include the technologist’s time to prepare and image the patient/human research subject according to protocol, process the image data, and, if required, archive the images to a CD/DVD.