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.”
Soft Tissue Neck
Spine – Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar
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.
Outpatients: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm
Emergency Exams: Available at all times
Phone: (716) 592-8169
Fax: (716) 592-8117
222-224 East Main Street
Springville, NY 14141-1443