Chesapeake Regional offers a 256-slice CT. Compared to conventional CT scanners, our state-of-the-art 256-slice CT scanners offer improved image quality and speed. The 256-slice computed tomography imaging enables physicians to obtain cross-sectional images of body tissues and organs and it can display a combination of soft tissue, bones and blood vessels in a single image.
A CT scan beams ionizing X-rays through a patient's body at multiple angles. These angles are detected and relayed to a computer, programmed with the absorption capacities of the various body tissues. The computer then projects a single composite picture of a specific slice of the abdomen, chest or head on a screen. CTs can visualize internal organs impossible to see with ordinary X-rays.