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Computed Tomography (CT scan)

Radiology technologist preparing patient for CAT scan.

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We offer state-of-the-art patient services in thoracic, abdominal and pelvic computed tomography (CT scan) and serve as a leading resource for education and research based on world-class CT imaging.

Special Services

More than 90,000 CT examinations are performed each year. Our clinical service includes CT imaging of the chest abdomen and pelvis, including CT angiography and 3D imaging. We have the latest in 3D software and currently complete more than 1,000 3D CT cases a month.

The section has nine state-of-the-art Siemens multidetector CT (MDCT) scanners (two scanners at MDCT 64 slice and seven flash dual source scanners). High temporal resolution results from the use of dual X-ray and detector systems. In flash mode an examination of the chest, abdomen and pelvis can be completed in 10-12 seconds.

The flash scanner is especially beneficial for patients who may experience low back pain or shortness of breath when lying down or patients who may have high or irregular heart rates.

Visit CTisus, the premier educational site for CT developed by Elliot K. Fishman, M.D.


  • 3D medical visualization
  • Web-based education and training
  • Oncologic imaging
  • Cardiac imaging
  • MDCT/CTA development and design

The Division of Diagnostic Imaging & Body CT

Dr. Elliot Fishman provides an overview of the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Body CT within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. The subspecialty-trained radiologists within this division use various cross-sectional imaging methods, such as computed tomography (CT or CAT scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound, to diagnose disease and conditions found in the major organs of the chest, abdomen and pelvis.

Virtual Colonoscopy Q&A | Dr. Karen Horton

Virtual colonoscopy is a minimally invasive alternative to conventional colonoscopy (endoscopy) that screens the colon and rectum for polyps and early cancer before symptoms occur. Karen Horton, M.D., professor and chair of Radiology, discusses what is involved in the procedure, how to prepare and the benefits of virtual colonoscopy over conventional colonoscopy.

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