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CT Scan (Computerized Tomography) LMH Services

CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)

CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)CT (sometimes called CAT Scan) is a method of using computerized X-rays to obtain cross-sectional images of the body. These cross-sectional images allow for better detail and more precise localization of disease processes in the body.

While CT scans may be performed on any area of the body, the most common scans include the head, abdomen, chest, and sinuses. Most CT scans require some patient preparation, so be sure to ask your physician about this when your exam is scheduled.

‘Multi-detector’ CT scanners provide fast, accurate scans and diagnoses.

Ambient ExperiencePhilips “Ambient Experience” is installed in our outpatient 64-slice CT suite. The Ambient technology is leading a change the in way patients receive care by creating hospital environments that are reassuring for patients and comfortable for professionals.

Registration
Patients scheduled for a CT exam register in the Laughlin Center for Outpatient Care (“Outpatient Center”). The Center for Outpatient Care is located behind the main hospital, off Old Tusculum Road.

Results of Exam
A radiologist will interpret your exam and a transcribed report will be sent to the ordering physician as quickly as possible.

Requesting Films
If your physician requested you to bring your images to your next office visit, please mention this to the radiology staff, and a CD will be ready for you shortly after your exam.

If anytime after your exam a physician asks you to bring your study images to your office visit, please call the Radiology department at (423) 787-5100 at least 24-hours in advance and a CD will be prepared for you to pick up. CD’s can also be mailed to your physician. Images going to a Wellmont or Mountain States Health Alliance facility can be sent electronically, eliminating the need for a CD. The corresponding radiologist’s report will also be on the CD. If you need a paper copy of the report, this must be requested and obtained from the Health Information Management department (formerly “Medical Records department”) on the 1st floor of the hospital.

Medical Professionals interested in our current imaging equipment click here.