Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed Tomography (CT) is a fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate diagnostic imaging test used to create detailed images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels. It can also be used to create 3D images of the part of the body being studied.

The Diagnostic Imaging Department at Yuma Regional Medical Center performs the following types of CT Scans:

  • Cardiac CT Scan – This test, which is used for calcium scoring, produces pictures of the coronary arteries to determine if they are blocked or narrowed by the buildup of plaque – an indicator of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The information obtained can help evaluate whether a patient is at increased risk for heart attack.
  • Low Dose CT Scan – Used as a screening test for lung cancer, a Low Dose CT of the chest uses lower amounts of radiation than a standard chest CT and does not require the use of an intravenous (IV) contrast dye.
  • PET/CT Scans  – Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is used to identify changes in cell function and to help doctors measure a patient’s metabolism to evaluate how well organs and tissues are functioning. A CT scan produces multiple images of the part of the body being studied. When the results of the two types of scans are combined, they can give doctors a complete picture to help them pinpoint the location of any abnormalities and aid them in making a more accurate diagnosis.

Yuma Regional Medical Center offers CT and PET/CT scans at the following locations:

  • Yuma Regional Medical Center Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Center
  • Yuma Regional Medical Center Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging ProMed
  • Southwest PET/CT Institute - Yuma Regional Outpatient Services

If you have any questions about diagnostic imaging services available at Yuma Regional Medical Center, please call 928-336-7041 and we will connect you with someone who can help you.

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