Computerized Tomography (CT)
Computerized Tomography (CT) images provide more detailed information than plain x-rays. The scan combines a series of x-ray images taken from different angles, computer processing creates cross-sectional images of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. Some studies will require an oral or IV contrast.
When you have a CT scan, you will lay down on a table, which then slides you into a cylinder-like scanner. The x-ray tube will then slowly rotate around you, taking multiple images, which are made cross-sectional by a complex computer. This painless procedure lets your doctor see the size, shape and position of organs and tissues deep in your body.
Health Pointe is part of the American College of Radiology Registry for Lung Cancer Screening. Because of this, Health Pointe can perform CT low dose lung screenings and it can be billed to the patient’s insurance. During a low dose CT scan, you lie on the table and the machine uses low dose (amount) of radiation to make detailed images of your lungs. The scan only takes a few minutes and should not be painful. The National Cancer Institute estimates a reduction of 16% in lung cancer mortality with the use of Low Dose CT screening.
CT is available Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Health Pointe by appointment only.
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15100 Whittaker Way
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.