Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging

II.    Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging

A.      Overview

  • A CT scanner uses ionizing radiation (x-rays) to create high-resolution three-dimensional tomographic images (“slices”) of any part of the body.  
  • Oral and/or intravenous iodinated contrast media may be given to enhance normal anatomy and delineate pathology. 

B.        Facilities, Technical Capabilities & Limitations

  • There are five CT scanners available for human research. 
  • All scanners produce high-quality, digital images.
  • Images are viewable and archived on the Enterprise-wide McKesson PACS; CDs/DVDs can be created as needed.
  • Radiology reports are viewable through SCM/AEHR and can be printed as needed.

Unit

Location

Type

Number of Detectors(“Slices”)

Table Weight   Limits (Kg)

Bore Diameter   (cm)

1

Second Floor,
Pavilion H

Siemens Somatom Definition AS 40

40

220

78

2

Ground Floor,
Pavilion G

Siemens Somatom Definition AS

64

300

78

3

Siemens Somatom Force

192

307

78

4

Ground Floor,
Pavilion A

Siemens Definition Edge

128

307

78

5

Siemens Somatom Force

192

307

78

C.        Hours of Operation (Pavilion A)

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Other days/times by arrangement.

D.        Personnel Resources

  • American Board of Radiology-certified, subspecialized Radiology Physicians (MDs).
  • American Board of Radiology-certified Medical Physicist (PhD).
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)-certified Radiology Technologists with subspecialty certification in CT.

 E.        Costs                                                                           

  • Please discuss project and all applicable costs with the Radiology Senior Research Coordinator prior to IRB and/or grant submission or renewal. 
  • Professional services by radiology physicians and/or medical physicists are negotiable.
  • Supplies such as IV, contrast media, venous access devices.
  • Radiology costs include the technologist’s time to prepare and image the patient/human research subject according to protocol, process the image data, and, if required, archive the images to a CD/DVD.