Siemens PERSPECTIVE 64-Slice Low-Dose Radiation CT SCAN

*High-quality detailed images are essential for accurate diagnoses, particularly when it comes to small structures – for example, when evaluating fractures.  This system is designed to allow visualization of even the smallest diagnostic detail by using the information of 64 slices.

CT Scan sometimes called CAT scanning is a painless and a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT uses a very thin special X-ray beam to produce detailed, cross sectional views of the area being studied. The images can be examined on a computer or printed. CT is often the preferred method of diagnosing causes of pain and many different forms of cancer. CT of the internal organs, bone, blood vessels and soft tissue provide greater clarity than conventional x-ray exams.

CT Screenings

  • Brain
  • Sinuses
  • Facial Bones
  • Neck Soft Tissue
  • Chest
  • PE Chest
  • Abdominal Pelvis
  • Renal Stone Study
  • CT Urogram
  • Cervical Spine
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • 3D Reconstruction
  • CT Angiography (CTA)
  • Cartoid / Neck CTA
  • Thoracic Aorta CTA
  • Abdominal Aorta CTA
  • Peripheral CTA
  • Bone Density Scan

CT screenings at Naperville Imaging Center

CT screenings at Naperville Imaging Center

Cardiac Calcium Score

Coronary artery disease occurs when the arteries that carry blood and oxygen to the heart become clogged with plaque. This plaque build-up slows the flow of blood to the heart muscle causing ischemia and increasing the chance of heart failure. Your calcium score provides a general indication of the degree to which your coronary arteries have been narrowed. In general, a high score indicates a greater plaque load and an increased risk of a heart attack. Early detection is the key and NIC can assist you in that goal.

Cardiac calcium score in Naperville

CT Imaging Technology

CT Patient Instructions

  • CT patients may require IV and/or oral contrast. Please review with your physician and/or 3T Imaging staff if you have any questions regarding contrast.

Patients requiring IV Contrast:

  • Patients with a history of asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, severe allergies, or a history of prior contrast reaction, MUST notify the front desk staff and/or technologist prior to their exam.
  • Patients with prior adverse contrast reaction MUST have their referring physician contact our office about premedication.
  • Patients over 65 years MUST have lab results for BUN and CREATININE within the previous 30 days.
  • Patients with a history of diabetes or kidney disease MUST have lab results for BUN and CREATININE within the previous 30 days.
  • Patients on Glucophage or Glucovance should withhold these medications for 48 hours following IV contrast (Consult your physician before restarting).

Patients requiring oral contrast:

  • If your doctor is requesting an abdominal CT, you may need to drink contrast solution 2 hours prior to the exam. Please review with your doctor and you may pick up a bottle at least two hours prior to your scheduled exam at 3T Imaging. If you are unable to pick up the contrast, please arrive two hours before your appointment to drink the contrast.
  • Please call us if you have any questions.
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