COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHYOne of the most powerful and accurate diagnostic tools.
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Computed tomography (CT) is one of the most powerful and accurate diagnostic tools Wake Radiology offers for rapid evaluation of serious illness and injury in adults and children. CT is particularly useful to patients and their referring physicians because it can image many different types of tissue with great clarity from a short exam time. These exams can also obtain specific diagnostic information and tissue characterization that are complementary to other imaging modalities such as ultrasound, nuclear medicine, PET and MRI. While each imaging technique has advantages and limitations, CT combines the following advantages into a single session:
- Rapid acquisition of images
- Wealth of clear and specific information
- Multi-dimensional view of any body part
Among other benefits, CT exams can help patients and their referring physicians by lowering the chance of a missed diagnosis, improving cancer diagnosis and treatment, and guiding the treatment of common conditions such as injury, cardiac disease and stroke. CT is often the imaging method of choice in emergent situations, and it is also an alternative to MRI for patients who have known MRI contraindications, are claustrophobic or obese. Learn more
Six convenient locations and weekend hours
Wake Radiology offers low-dose CT services at six of our convenient Triangle locations in Raleigh (North Hills and West Raleigh), Cary, Garner, Wake Forest and Chapel Hill. Appointments are available six days a week to facilitate patient access to this important imaging modality. Patients receive the most appropriate CT exam, and all STAT studies and those involving IV contrast are reveiwed by a radiologist before the patient leaves the office.
A low-dose leader
Wake Radiology has long been a low-dose leader in the Triangle, adopting rigorous CT dose compliance and quality control standards for our outpatient facilities that go above and beyond the standards set of the American College of Radiology. Our commitment to the right dose means that minimizing radiation exposure while maintaining diagnostic quality imaging is at the core of what we do. Learn more
ACR accredited in CT
Wake Radiology is proud to have received the highest American College of Radiology accreditations possible for imaging in the United States. Earning these designations signifies that our practice is among the best in the specialty and demonstrates the quality and range of radiology exams we perform.Our outpatient imaging centers are accredited facilities in CT for adults and children by the American College of Radiology. Learn more
Did You Know?
Wake Radiology is committed to low-dose.