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Cat Scan (CT)

Computed Tomography (CT), or CAT scan, is a sophisticated x-ray imaging system that scans the body and reconstructs images creating thin “slices” of the body.  These cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined on a computer monitor, printed or transferred to a CD.  A major advantage of CT is its ability to image bone, soft tissue and blood vessels all at the same time with greater clarity and more detail than regular x-ray exams. 

Our CT  Scanner is accredited by the ACR (American College of Radiology), and participates with “Image   Gently.”       

When you choose an ACR-accredited facility, you know:

  • Your hospital, clinic or health center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally-accepted standards.
  • The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images.
  • The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

Studies performed:

Abdomen/Pelvis 

Head/Brain

Sinuses

Chest

Temporal Bones

Soft Tissue Neck

Orbits

Spine – Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar

CTA Angiography

Generally, each study has different preparations. The scheduling staff should inform you of your preparation or you can click here for the preparation form.                                                                                                              

Some studies you may have to drink oral contrast and wait 1 – 2 hours before scanning.  It is possible to pick up the oral contrast beforehand so that your wait in the Imaging Department is limited.  Just ask the scheduling personnel to arrange this.

Some studies require an injection of contrast media through the vein in your arm.  If you are over age 60 and/or diabetic you will need blood work (BUN, Creatine).  Previous blood work can be accepted as long as it is within 30 days of your CT.  If blood work is needed, your Physician can order and send the results to the Imaging Department.  The blood work should be done at least the day before your CT, so the results are in the Imaging Department to expedite your exam.

A CT Consent Form also has to be signed before an injection of contrast.  Click here for the CT Consent Form and bring it with you to your appointment.

 

Patients who are diabetic and take Glucophage (Metformin), please click here.

 

In order to have a CT exam, a prescription from your Physician is required.

Most insurances require pre-authorization for outpatient studies before the test can be done.  Your doctor can obtain this for you.

 If you have any questions concerning your CT, please feel free to ask your doctor or members of the Imaging staff.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Outpatients:  Monday – Friday   8:00am – 3:00pm

Emergency Exams:  Available at all times

 

Contact Information

Phone:  (716) 592-8169 

Fax:      (716) 592-8117

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Contact Info

222-224 East Main Street
Springville, NY 14141-1443
1-800-640-8033
(716) 592-2871

Heart Center 592-9644

Primary Care Center 592-8140