CT Scan - Computed Tomography Scan at Mercy
Mercy physicians provide patients comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for a range of conditions and disorders. Our doctors offer CT (computed tomography) as a diagnostic procedure to aid in disease management and the development of treatment plans.
What is a CT (Computed Tomography) Scan?Computed tomography (CT scan or CAT scan) uses X-ray images to make cross-sectional pictures of the body to look for abnormalities, such as orthopedic injuries, heart disease or cancers. CT scan data can be enhanced or used in conjunction with a PET scan to provide greater detail. Mercy's Downtown Baltimore location offers a state-of-the-art combination PET/CT system that produces 3D images, providing a more accurate picture of the internal structures and impact of disease.
When is a CT Scan used?A doctor may request a CT scan to aid in diagnosis and treatment including:
- Assessment of internal injuries from trauma
- Cancer detection and management
- Detection and management of heart and lung disease or infection
- Diagnosis of bone and joint problems - fracture, tumors, arthritis
Which Mercy locations offer On-site CT Scans?
Mercy offers on-site CT scan services at several locations including: