CT

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
  • Imaging Associates now offers the most advanced low-dose 128-slice CT technology in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. Our team of subspecialized radiologists and highly trained technologists are continually improving protocols, resulting in the highest resolution image with the lowest dose possible for our patients. We are the first and only to offer low dose cardiac calcium scoring and dual-energy CT for the diagnosis of gout and kidney stones. The large, 78cm opening and increased coverage area allow for better patient positioning, while consistent, high-quality images reduce the need for rescans. Metal artifacts caused by implants, artificial joints or pacemakers can be significantly reduced with the iMAR metal artifact reduction features. Imaging Associates provides unmatched image quality with the least exposure, greatest comfort and shorter exam times.
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CALCIUM SCORING
A CT scan for coronary calcium scoring is a non-invasive way of obtaining information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries—the vessels that supply blood to the heart. Calcified plaque results when there is a build-up of fat and other substances under the inner layer of the artery. People with this disease have an increased risk for heart attacks.
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BONE DENSITY (QCT)
A CT Bone Density scan (QCT) is an extremely accurate way to diagnose osteoporosis and determine your risk for a future fracture. There are several different machines that measure bone density such as DEXA and QCT (Quantitative Computed Tomography). QCT is felt to be the more accurate method of determining and following a patient’s bone density over time.
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VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPY
CT or “Virtual” colonoscopy is a state of the art procedure in which a CT scanner, virtual reality computer software, and a specially trained Radiologist look inside the colon (large intestine) for polyps and cancers. Most patients report that the virtual colonoscopy is more comfortable than either the barium enema or conventional colonoscopy.
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Dual-Energy
What is a dual-energy CT scan? Standard computed tomography (CT) scanners use normal X-rays to make cross-sectional ‘slice-like’ pictures or images of the body. A dual-energy CT scanner is new technology that uses both the normal X-ray and also a second less powerful X-ray to make the images. This gives dual-energy CT additional advantages over standard CT for a wide range of tests and procedures: producing better pictures of blood vessels (CT angiography), which might allow the radiologist to obtain more accurate information about your condition; improving the quality of images of metal that might have been used to repair bones or joints in the body; reducing the number of scan images required to obtain the same information as a single energy study; providing information about the chemical makeup of some diseases; for example, kidney stones, which could help your doctor to decide on the correct treatment.
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WHAT YOUSHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU
SHOULD KNOW

Get answers to some of the most common questions about CT.

Imaging Associates now offers the most advanced low-dose 128-slice CT technology in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley.

Our team of subspecialized radiologists and highly trained technologists are continually improving protocols, resulting in the highest resolution image with the lowest dose possible for our patients. We are the first and only to offer low dose cardiac calcium scoring and dual-energy CT for the diagnosis of gout and kidney stones. The large, 78cm opening and increased coverage area allow for better patient positioning, while consistent, high-quality images reduce the need for rescans. Metal artifacts caused by implants, artificial joints or pacemakers can be significantly reduced with the iMAR metal artifact reduction features. Imaging Associates provides unmatched image quality with the least exposure, greatest comfort and shorter exam times.