Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning
Sutter Cancer Centers offer the latest, most advanced equipment for performing computed tomography (CT) scans of all regions of the body. CT scanners move slowly across a region of the body taking X-ray images in slices. Using sophisticated computer software, the slices are merged to create two- and three- dimensional images. Doctors use CT scans to obtain important information about the structure of the body, without the need to perform surgery.
For patient convenience, CT scanning is also available at Sutter Davis and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospitals and other sites throughout the greater Sacramento region. Your doctor will refer you to the location best suited to your needs.
For more information on CT scanning, see the computed tomography (CT) scan topic in our Health Information sections. Additional information is available from the National Cancer Institute (www.cancer.gov), including a CT scanning fact sheet and a special section on cancer imaging at imaging.cancer.gov.