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CT at Stockdale

Stockdale Radiology is dedicated to providing Bakersfeild with the latest CT (Computed Tomography) technology, offering 64-slice system. With the iDose system we are able to greatly reduce the radiation dose to patients while still maintaining the highest resolution.

Each CT patient at Stockdale receives information indicating the actual radiation dose that they were exposed to.

Computed Tomography (CT)

  • 64-slice CT available providing highest resolution and definition, as well as quick scan times and fast 3D image reconstruction
  • Abdominal CT is most accurate method for identifying stones in kidneys and ureters
  • Lung CT provides the earliest detection of lung cancer and can identify pulmonary embolus
  • CT is the imaging of choice for evaluation of diseases such as appendicitis, diverticulitis and abdominal abscesses
  • Musculo Skeletal 64 slice CT provides the highest resolution and definition for bone and joint imaging
  • Quick scan times and fast 3D image reconstruction
  • Fully committed to using the least amount of radiation possible to achieve a diagnosis

What is a CT?

CT stands for Computed Tomography. It is a safe and painless test that uses x-rays taken from different angles to produce detailed images of bones, soft tissue, organs and blood vessels. The images produced from a CT scan are significantly more detailed than a traditional x-ray. CT has revolutionized areas such as cardiology, neurology, orthopedics and oncology.
CT may be used to evaluate many conditions including broken bones, cancer, blood clots, internal bleeding and signs of heart disease.

How does CT work?

During a CT scan, you are placed on a table which slides into a large doughnut-shaped opening. A powerful x-ray tube and high resolution digital detector rotate very fast inside the doughnut to obtain pictures from all different angles.

The CT scanner takes many very thin 2-dimensional pictures, which the computer can assemble into 3-dimensional pictures. This allows the doctor to look layer by layer at the area being scanned and provides greater detail to aid in the diagnostic process.

Many CT scans require the use of a contrast dye. The contrast may be a drink that you take prior to the scan or may be administered during the scan through an I.V. The contrast highlights certain parts of your body and helps to provide the sharpest images available.