CT Scan Articles

A CT scan is a special kind of X-ray that takes pictures of a cross-section of a part of your body and can be used to reveal changes inside your body that regular X-rays cannot detect. CT scans are particularly useful at taking a closer look at organs and blood flow in the body, among other uses. At Touchstone Imaging centers, we perform a variety of CT scans with and without contrast to provide the most accurate interpretations to guide your treatment. 

Tune in to our CT scan posts page to learn more about this incredible medical imaging modality and about its many practical uses. For more information or to schedule your CT scan, connect with our compassionate staff today!

CAN MRI OR CT DETECT CANCER?

An MRI scan and a CT scan can both detect cancer, but that’s not the whole story. Cancer develops at the cellular level, so finding and diagnosing the disease takes medical detective work—something our highly trained staff contributes to every day at Touchstone Medical Imaging.

CT WITH CONTRAST AND MRI WITH CONTRAST: FACTS TO KNOW

Medical imaging allows radiologists to explore the hidden world of the body so they can detect any areas of concern and share those findings with your physician. One of the ways they do this is by using contrast materials—also known as contrast agents or contrast dyes.

DO YOU NEED A LUNG CT SCAN FOR CANCER DETECTION?

CT scans are often used for an accurate diagnosis of numerous health issues, ranging from pneumonia and heart disease to joint problems and cancer. A lung CT scan at Touchstone Medical Imaging is helpful for diagnosing issues within the lungs, including cancer.

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS: WHAT MEDICAL IMAGING TELLS US

In a valiant attempt to contain the spread of the virus and diagnose its pathology, medical imaging specialists are using CT scans and X-rays to study the lungs of infected patients.

UNDERSTANDING STROKES

When it comes to treating a stroke, time is of the essence and not a minute can be wasted. To help improve outcomes, quick access to high-quality medical imaging cannot be understated.

COMMON CHILDHOOD SPORTS INJURIES AND HOW TOUCHSTONE IMAGING CAN HELP

Join us in today’s post as we review the most common pediatric sports injuries and how medical imaging can help diagnose them and develop a treatment plan to successfully recover and even strengthen the area that was injured.

MARCH IS NATIONAL TBI AWARENESS MONTH

Join us in today’s post as we discuss the dangers of TBI and why March is designated to bring awareness to this important topic.

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN MRI AND CT SCAN

In today’s post, we will review the difference between an MRI and a CT scan is and which one is the better option for you.

COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS – HOW TOUCHSTONE IMAGING CAN HELP

Join us in today’s post as we discuss why colorectal cancer is deserving of a month of awareness and how Touchstone Imaging can help.

CT SCANS AND RADIATION EXPOSURE: SHOULD I BE WORRIED?

Join us in today’s post as we address some of the concerns and help clear up what is a myth and what are factually-based concerns you should pay attention to.

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES — WHAT MEDICAL IMAGING REVEALS

Our medical imaging centers feature state-of-the-art imaging equipment paired with experienced radiology technologists and the latest imaging software to provide high-quality images that help your physician make an accurate diagnosis and guide effective treatment plans.

WHAT TRAUMA SURGEONS ARE LOOKING FOR IN A CHEST CT

Join us as we review some of the traumatic findings that a trauma surgeon is looking for in a chest CT.

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEDICAL IMAGING

X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRIs all have their place in relaying valuable medical information, and your doctor will choose the test that is the most applicable to your situation.

WHY MEDICAL IMAGING IS IMPORTANT: WHAT YOUR DOCTOR CAN SEE

Here, we will offer some insight into how medical imaging is important and what it allows your doctor to see.

3 TIMES YOU’LL USE IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

Follow along as we clue you into some ways that you’ll be exposed to or use imaging before it is medically indicated.