A computed tomography (CT) scan is a quick and painless test that uses x-rays to create detailed pictures of structures inside the body. It utilizes computer processing to create cross-sectional images of your internal organs, bones, soft tissues and blood vessels. Your provider may recommend this specific diagnostic imaging procedure to check for a variety of health conditions, including stroke, bone fractures, cancer staging, blood clots or even the source of infection. Katie Chappell, CT specialist, OSC Diagnostic Radiology, Parkview Health, helps further explain the intricacies of this type of procedure while walking us through the scanning process from start to finish.
What to expect during a CT scan
Last Modified: April 12, 2022