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    CT (Computed Tomography)

    CT uses a combination of X-rays and sophisticated computerized reconstruction to produce cross-sectional images (slices) of the body in much greater resolution than standard X-rays. CT images of internal organs, blood vessels, bone, soft tissue, muscles and fat, therefore, provide greater clarity and reveal more details than traditional X-ray exams.

    Our board-certified radiologists use their expertise to interpret CT images from our technologically advanced CT scanners to diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

    In cases of trauma, CT can quickly identify the extent of trauma to the liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and other internal organs. CT can also play a significant role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases that can lead to stroke, kidney failure or even death.

    Computed tomography is used for cancer in several ways:

    • To help plan radiation therapy or surgery.
    • To determine whether the cancer is responding to treatment.
    • To detect or confirm the presence of a cancer tumor;
    • To provide information about the size and location of the cancer tumor and whether it has spread to other parts of the body;
    • To guide a biopsy (the removal of cells or tissues for examination under a microscope);
    Mills-Peninsula Health Services offers CT appointments at two locations: Burlingame (complimentary shuttle service from the parking lot) and San Mateo (complimentary self or valet parking).

    Key Features:
    • 3D reformations
    Nuclear Medicine
    • Latest in hybrid (SPECT/CT)
    • Fast, high-resolution imaging
    • Optimized patient dose with accurate registration
    * Cardiology
    * Oncology
    * Orthopedics
    * abdominal
    * small parts, including thyroid and scrotal
    * biopsies
    * neonatal and pediatric imaging
    * gynecologic and pelvic
    * obstetric