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 Force 192 307 78
3 Ground Floor,    Pavilion G Siemens Somatom Force 192 307 78
4 Ground Floor, Pavilion A Siemens Definition Edge 128 307 78
5 Ground Floor, Pavilion A 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.

Personnel Resources

  • 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.