Computed Tomography is based on the x-ray principal. This high-speed diagnostic system acts as an x-ray that passes through the body where it is absorbed or weakened at differing levels, creating multiple x-ray beams of different strengths. This x-ray profile is registered on film, thus creating an image.

The technique is painless and can provide extremely accurate images of the body’s structure. Tallgrass Diagnostic’s CT scanner is called a “spiral” or “helical” camera and provides rapid, accurate visualization of internal organs for diagnostic and screening studies.

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