Glens Falls Hospital

100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 518.926.1000

CAT Scan

A CT (computerized tomography) or CAT scan (computerized axial tomography) is a special X-ray that scans an area one layer (slice) at a time. GFH now provides patients in the region access to a 64-slice CT scanner. This state-of-the-art machine is providing radiologists and referring physicians with the highest quality imaging.

Using ionizing radiation to acquire cross-sectional views of the body, a radiologist is able to look inside the body to see healthy and diseased tissues as well as some blood vessels.

The CT scanner has a circular opening that your body travels through. Depending on the procedure your physician orders, you may be given an injection of an iodine-based contrast (X-ray dye) in your arm. You may also be instructed to drink a contrast agent before your exam, which would demonstrate your gastrointestinal system (stomach, small bowel, and large bowel).

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