During the course of your medical visit, your primary care physician may need to take a closer look inside your body in order to check for internal injuries or illnesses that often go undetected during a normal physical examination. In such cases, your physician may have you undergo a computerized tomography (CT) scan.
With a CT scan, your physician can see, through a series of cross-sectional images, particular parts of your body as viewed through a variety of angles. When combined with a computer that processes the imaging information, physicians receive a detailed visualization of your body that is more detailed than regular X-rays. This enables them to diagnose ailments within the organs, bones, tissues, or other body parts, and devise the proper medical treatment.
The medical staff at Sublime Care ER is trained to utilize a variety of imaging technologies to detect potential internal damage. Should you require emergency care in Spring, a CT scan may be one of the methods our physicians and nurses can determine the extent of your injury or illness.
You may be a CT scan candidate if your medical emergency falls within one of the following categories:
CT scans at our Spring medical facility can also be used to guide the best course of action for treating certain conditions. For instance, the detection of a certain form of cancer during the CT scan phase may lead a physician to recommend a medical course of action that includes surgery and radiation therapy. Additionally, CT scans can also help physicians figure out whether the prescribed course of action is having a positive or negative effect on a patient’s overall health.
If your Sublime Care physician determines you are a Spring CT scan candidate, there are steps you will have to take to prepare for the procedure. For starters, your physician will likely request that you abstain from eating or drinking a few hours before the procedure. In addition, you may need to wear a hospital gown and remove all metal objects, including jewelry.
During the CT scan, you will lie on a table that slowly moves through a doughnut shaped machine that records images of your body. After a brief period of time lasting anywhere from a few minutes to a half-hour, the process will be complete. The procedure is both quick and painless, with results from the scan available to the primary care physician during the course of your visit.
If you need a CT scan in Spring, Sublime Care ER is the 24-hour, 7-day a week walk-in clinic to contact. Call us at (281) 353-0911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.