Computer Tomography (CT) - Cancer Care Center at Southeast Georgia Health System

Computed tomography scanning, sometimes called CAT scanning, is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions including cancer. It combines special X-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed. CT scans of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more detail than regular X-ray exams.