Computed tomography (also known as a CT or CAT scan) uses a narrow beam of X-rays and high-powered computers to generate images of bones and soft-tissues in the body. Below is a list of the most-common CT procedures offered at the accredited S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center. On each page you can find detailed information about the procedure and what to expect if you are coming for an exam. The exams are listed by the part of the body.
- Why choose the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center for a CT study?
- We are committed to Imaging Gently and Imaging Wisely, which are American College of Radiology programs dedicated to the wise use of radiation in medical imaging.
- General CT preparation instructions
- (Oral and IV contrast information if required for your study.)
- Please follow this link to see a video about our CT Exams. Some of the video is only for patients staying in the hospital. But much of it will be helpful to those who just come to our imaging center for this exam.
- If you are having a CT colonography, whole body or musculoskeletal scan, you can print the CT registration questionnaire and complete it before you arrive to speed up your registration process.
A volume rendering of a three-dimensional set of computed tomography (CT) images shown as a two-dimensional projection. In this case, extremely thin slices were created from the original scan and sent to a separate computer, which transformed them into these 3-D images. The surgeon then used these images to aid in surgical planning to repair fractures, including one clearly visible in the jaw and others on the bridge of the nose and the outer edges of the eye sockets.
The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center provides a full range of advanced imaging, both radiology and cardiology, as well as interventional radiology and interventional tumor (oncology) treatments to the greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Mid-Cities, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Toluca Lake and West Hollywood.