CT Scan

Tri-City Radiology

Radiologists located in Kennewick, WA

Computed tomography, or CT scans, create accurate images of your tissue and organs in much more detail than a standard X-ray. The physicians at Tri-City Radiology are board-certified diagnostic radiologists at Tri-City Radiology in Kennewick, Washington. This team of physicians provide state-of-the-art CT scans for patients in the southeastern Washington region. Tri-City Radiology is committed to offering the highest quality imaging services in a comfortable, conveniently located facility. Call to schedule your CT scan.

CT Scan Q & A

Tri-City Radiology

What is a CT scan?

Computed tomography, or CT scan, uses a combination of X-rays and computers to produce images of a cross-section of your body. CT scans show your tissues and organs in more detail than standard X-rays. During this procedure, you lie on a table that moves through a donut-shaped tube around you. 

The team of trained physicians and technologists at Tri-City Radiology use a CT scanner that provides excellent image quality in about 20 minutes. It’s quick and comfortable for patients of all ages who need images of:
• Head and neck
• Chest
• Abdomen or pelvis
• Extremities
• And more
 

What can I expect during a CT scan?

Please plan to be at the facility approximately 30 minutes. During the scan, you may need to wear a hospital gown and remove all jewelry.

If contrast material is part of your CT scan, you may need to have a blood test ahead of time. A CT scan of your abdomen and/or pelvis may require you to drink something prior to your arrival. 

One of the skilled technologists tells you how to position yourself correctly on the exam table for the scan. The table automatically moves into place so the machine can take the images your doctor has requested, as you lie still. You may even need to hold your breath for a few seconds at a time during the scan. The CT machine rotates around your body to create images from several angles.

What happens after the CT scan?

Once the CT scan is complete, you can resume your daily activities without a problem. You can eat and drink as normal, too. 

A board-certified diagnostic radiologist oversees the imaging process. They then dictate an interpretation of the images. The typed report will be faxed to your doctor within 24 hours. 

When you need a fast, convenient, accurate CT scan without the trouble of going to a hospital, call Tri-City Radiology for an appointment.