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!

COLORADO CARDIAC SCORING SPECIAL

Cardiac Scoring measures calcified plaque inside the arteries that can grow and restrict blood flow to the muscles of the heart identifying potential Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) before you have symptoms. Touchstone is offering a $99 Cardiac Scoring Special in February in recognition of Heart Health Month.

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.

CT SCAN FOR ACCURATE SINUSITIS TREATMENT

CT, or computed tomography, a minimally invasive and accurate form of medical imaging, can provide a reliable tool to help diagnose sinusitis, leading to better sinusitis treatment. In addition to diagnosing sinusitis, CT scans can identify sinus cysts or nasal polyps that may cause other health issues.

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.

DISCOVERING THE ROOT CAUSE OF BACK PAIN WITH A CT MYELOGRAM

Most people will experience back pain at some time in their lives. In many cases, it goes away as quickly as it arrives. But in other cases, people need treatment to alleviate the underlying problem and ease the pain. A CT myelogram performed at Touchstone Medical Imaging is one tool doctors can use to provide an accurate diagnosis.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cardiac Calcium Scoring: Understand Heart Disease Risk

Cardiac calcium scoring measures calcium in the heart’s arteries to predict heart disease risk. Learn how this CT scan works.

Chest CT Scan for Your Heart: Who Benefits Most

Wondering why your doctor ordered a chest CT scan for your heart? Learn what chest CT is used for and how it protects your most vital organ.

What You Need to Know About Pelvic CT Scans

If you are experiencing abdominal pain or symptoms, your doctor may recommend a pelvic CT scan. Trust Touchstone Medical Imaging for reliable results.

How Long Does a CT Scan of the Abdomen Take?

How long does an abdominal CT take? The imaging experts at Touchstone Medical Imaging answer your questions about a CT scan of the abdomen.

CAN A BRAIN MRI HELP DIAGNOSE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia that impacts memory and cognitive skills.