San Antonio Emergency CT Scan
With a commitment to diagnostic excellence and personalized care, we provide our physicians with the timely diagnostic imaging and information needed to make the best decision.
Prestige ER CT Scan services in San Antonio:
- Abdominal pain
- Head Trauma
- Shortness of Breath
- Targeted Pain
What is a CT Scan?
Computerized tomography (CT) provides a series of digital images of the body from various angles, so that cross sections of the bones and soft tissue may be examined. A CT scan is a crucial diagnostic imaging tool that allows doctors to essentially take a “cross-section” and see clearly inside the body without having to actually cut inside the patient.
CT scans diagnostic imaging can be incredibly useful in locating internal injuries or bleeding, finding subtle bone breaks and in diagnosing serious abdominal problems such as appendicitis, diverticulitis or bowel blockages.
The difference between types of diagnostic imaging
- CT Scans: Provide clear, highly detailed views of all types of tissues: lungs, bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels.
- MRI: Uses radio waves and a strong magnet to capture remarkable images of internal organs and tissues.
- X-ray Imaging: One of the fastest, easiest ways to check for bone, joint, and spine injuries.
- Ultrasound: Uses high-frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of organs and structures inside the body.
How we are different
Our CT scan is different from other scanners because it provides images of actual blood flow in arteries and veins – allowing our doctors to find blockages, blood clots and aneurysms with impeccable accuracy. Our medical imaging capabilities are among the most advanced. Tests are performed by highly skilled technologists, and results are read by board-certified physicians. In some cases, we might be able to provide same-day results.
Look for a center with modern CT Scan technology
CT scan diagnostic imaging technology has come a long way since its invention. Today, there are CT scans that can do the procedure in minutes. Besides that, they can give you exquisite detail, revealing even the tiny blood vessels in the brain. With the new CT scan, any anomaly can be detected in good time, and you can get the right diagnosis. Besides that, current CT scans use less radiation that some older models. Thus, you are not exposed to unreasonably high amounts of radiation. It can help to avoid complications later in life that arises from exposure to too much radiation.