Computed Tomography Scan
CT Scan is offered at 3 convenient locations for same day/next day imaging and results.
365 Montauk Ave. New London
196 Parkway South, Waterford
52 Hazelnut Hill Rd, Groton
L+M Hospital has the highest standards for equipment and staff. Our technologists are all licensed and registered by the State of Connecticut and the American Registry of Radiographers. In addition, all technologists are required to pass specialty boards by the ARRT in computed tomography.
All of our CT scanners are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). For more information on accreditation please click on the following link: www.acr.org.
Multislice CT Scanners
Multislice CT Scanners are the latest in technology. They conduct "virtual tours" of the body and produce 3-D images that can be manipulated so physicians get best images possible. This allows better diagnosis and accurately detailed pictures inside of the body. Common exams include imaging of heart, brain, abdomen, pelvis, and chest.
The CT scan takes about 10 minutes. Some CT scans require an injection of contrast media "dye" to highlight different aspects. L+M scanners offer technology which provides 40% less radiation dose with no loss of image quality
CT scanning 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, printed or transferred to a CD.
CT scans of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular x-ray exams.
Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.