CT SCANS

What Is A CT Scan?

A CT scan stands for Computed Tomography scan. It is also known as a CAT (Computer Axial Tomography) scan. It is a medical imaging method that employs tomography. Undergoing a CT scan is a painless procedure. The CT scanner uses digital geometry processing to generate a 3-dimensional (3-D) image of the inside of an object. The 3-D image is made after many 2-dimensional (2-D) X-ray images are taken around a single axis of rotation - in other words, many pictures of the same area are taken from many angles and then placed together to produce a 3-D image.
Scans can detect abnormalities in the brain such as lost of blood flow,fluid leaks along with cancers and tumors. These diagnosis can be done throughout the body.

THE FASTEST CT SCANNER IN THE REGION!!!

The Arima Diagnostic Clinic and Private Hospital takes pride in offering the fastest CT Scanner services in the Caribbean. Our Seimens 128 Slicer is the first adapative machine of its kind throughout the medical industry. We now introduce a full range of services to better cater to our patients needs. Please Click the Services tab for a full list of our available CT procedures.

Radiographers

Diagnostic radiographers use x-rays, ultrasound and other forms of imaging technology to examine patients. They are responsible for acquiring the image and frequently they interpret the images and diagnose illnesses and injuries.

Some of the imaging technologies that a diagnostic radiographer may use include:

x-rays – looking through tissue to examine bones, cavities and foreign objects;
fluoroscopy – creates real-time images to show movement;
angiography – takes x-rays of blood vessels;
computed tomography (CT) – creates images of cross-sections of the body;
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – builds a 2D or 3D map of different tissue types within the body using magnetism;
ultrasound – produces images using high frequency sound

At the Arima Diagnostic Clinic and Private Hospital our polite and professional team of Radiographers ensure that our clients recieve the highest standards of service throughout there CT procedures.

CT Services

Included But Not Limited To

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Gastrointestinal CT Series

This is a radiologic examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract. It consists of a series of images ofthe esophagus, stomach and duodenum. The most common use for this medical testing is to look for signs of ulcers, acid reflux disease, uncontrollable vomitting, or unexplained blood in the stools.

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CT Colonography

This can also be called a Virtual colonoscopy. It is a medical imaging procedure which uses x-rays and computers to produce two and three dimensional images of the colon (large intestine) from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way to the lower end of the small intestine and display them on a screen. The procedure is used to diagnose colon and bowel disease,including polyps, diverticulosis and cancer. VC is performed via computed tomography (CT), sometimes called a CAT scan, or with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A virtual colonoscopy can provide 3D reconstructed endoluminal views of the bowel.

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Coronary Artery CT angiography

CT scanning of the heart (CT coronary angiogram) is a procedure used to assess the extent of occlusion in the coronary ateries, usually in order to diagnose coronary atery disease . The patient is injected with an intravenous dye (iodine) and then their heart is scanned using a high speed CT scanner, allowing radiographers to assess the blood flow to their heart muscle.It may be useful in the diagnosis of suspected coronary heart disease, for follow-up of a coronary artery bypass, for the evaluation of valvular heart disease and for the evaluation of cardiac masses.

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3D Urography

Urography is a radiologic technique used for the evaluation of the genitourinary system: specifically, the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Although originally performed using plain radiographic techniques, advanced imaging modalities have been progressively refined such that computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have largely replaced excretory urography (EU) as the optimal way to image the genitourinary system.

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3D Reconstruction for Orthopedic Planning

Computer-aided preoperative planning for orthopedic surgery aims at creating virtual environments using 3D reconstructed computed tomography (CT) images and radiographs. In orthopedic applications for the hip, preoperative planning is commonly developed for osteotomies and total hip replacements. Many studies have demonstrated the importance of biomechanical analyses for preoperative planning environments

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3D Reconstructions for Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal imaging is one of the fastest growing fields. Musculoskeletal disorders and diseases are the leading cause of disability, and account for more than one-half of all chronic conditions in people over 50 years of age in developed countries. Within this context, MS imaging can have a sound impact on diagnoses and can help to substantially reduce the cost of complex surgeries or long palliative treatment.

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Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology focusing on the diagnosis and characterization of abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system, spine, and head and neck using neuroimaging techniques. The primary modality is Computerixed Tomography (CT).

CT PRICE LIST

HEALTH CENTRE REFERRALS

NON CONTRAST
BRAIN $800
ABDOMEN $800
CHEST $800
WITH CONTRAST
CHEST $1200
CHEST/ABDOMEN/PELVIS $3000
COLON STUDIES $3000

OTHER REFERRALS

NON CONTRAST
BRAIN $1300
ABDOMEN $1800
CHEST $1600
WITH CONTRAST
BRAIN $1600
ABDOMEN $2500
CHEST/ABDOMEN/PELVIS $3500
WHOLE BODY $4500
COLON STUDIES $3500
ANGIO $3500