Castle’s CT scans are generated through an advanced Toshiba Aquilion 64 Multislice CT Scanner. The new 64-slice CT scanner (also called a CAT scanner) allows our technologists to produce high-definition, 3-D images for the most accurate detection and evaluation of everything from traumatic injuries to cancer tumors.
Studies of the abdomen, which used to take several minutes to scan, can now be completed in just twenty seconds at Castle Medical Center. This faster CT scanner is less taxing on patients. Faster exam times mean shorter wait times, so more patients can be treated faster.
Within seconds, this new CT Scanner can generate detailed images, with 64 separate slices acquired with a single, one-second rotation. Each slice is half a millimeter thick, and all the images are available to be viewed on a computer screen within minutes. Thinner tissue slices enable radiologists to more accurately detect abnormalities.
For more information, please call Imaging Services at (808) 263‑5166.