Jefferson University Hospitals

CT Scan

A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan. The information obtained through the CT scan will aid your physician in making an accurate diagnosis and, if disease is detected, developing a personalized treatment plan based on the precise nature of your condition and your individual needs.

  • CT Scan of the Abdomen — a procedure to evaluate the belly area and detect a number of digestive diseases, including appendicitis, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, Crohn's disease, cancer, kidney stones, gallstones and abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • CT Scan of the Bones — a procedure to assess bones; soft tissues such as cartilage, muscles and tendons; and joints for damage, lesions, fractures or other abnormalities, particularly when another type of examination is not conclusive
  • CT Scan of the Brain — a procedure to diagnose spinal disorders, stroke and demyelinating diseases
  • CT Scan of the Chest — a procedure using advanced technology to image the chest with never-before-seen clarity to make accurate diagnoses of the lungs, airways, esophagus, aorta, pulmonary arteries, and heart. The frequently diagnosed diseases include pneumonia, lung nodules, cancers, pulmonary embolism, aneurysms, and coronary artery disease.
  • CT Scan of the Kidney — a procedure to evaluate the kidneys for disease and give a postoperative check
  • CT Scan of the Liver and Biliary Tract — a procedure to diagnose injuries and/or diseases or cancer of the liver, gallbladder and related structures
  • CT Scan of the Pancreas — a procedure to diagnose injuries and/or diseases or cancer of the pancreas.
  • CT Scan of the Spine — a procedure to evaluate the spine and vertebrae
  • Lung cancer screening CT — a procedure using a low radiation dose CT scan to detect lung cancer in high-risk patients (55 to 80-year-old with current or prior heavy smoking) without cancer symptoms

Spiral CT Scans

Spiral CT scans are a newer specialized scan that involves continuous movement through the scanner with the ability to scan faster and with higher definition of organs. Utilizing this newer technology, we can achieve greater visualization of blood vessels and internal tissues.

Make an Appointment for a CT Scan

This examination needs to be scheduled in advance. Call 1-800-TJU-1662 (1-800-858-1662) between 7:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.