CT involves the use of a rotating x-ray tube, combined with a digital computer to obtain images of the body. This technique enables us to obtain cross-sectional images of the body, organs and tissues.
Though there are many imaging techniques, CT imaging has the unique ability to offer clear images of diverse types of tissue. CT imaging can provide views of soft tissue, bone, muscle and blood vessels without forfeiting clarity. All of these are extremely important when diagnosing different pathological processes.
A CT scanner consists of an examination table and a large machine with a hole in it. During the exam you will lie on the table as it moves through the hole. Unlike an MRI, your whole body will not be enclosed.
The circular portion of the machine will rotate around you inside the machine's housing, and electronic x-ray detectors will capture images of your bones, tissues and internal organs. The images are displayed and recorded on a computer located in another room.
American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation
The High Point Regional Health System CT department is proud to be accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Earning this designation means:
Hours of Operation
- We have voluntarily gone through a meticulous review process to ensure we meet nationally accepted standards.
- Our staff is well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your exams.
- Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive.
- Our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines set by the ACR.
CT scans are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For outpatient CT appointments, services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Call (336) 878-6037 to make an appointment.