Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed Tomography (CT) produces a sequence of detailed cross-sectional images of the body. Also known as Computerized Tomography or Computed Axial Tomography (CAT), it’s an advanced X-ray technology that is often used to generate interior images of the head, spine, chest or abdomen. CT technology uses computer guidance to rotate a focused X-ray beam around the patient, which helps radiologists to view multiple angles of the same part of the body.

Windsong was the first imaging facility in Buffalo to offer state-of-the-art 128 Slice CT scans. Windsong’s fellowship trained radiologists work side by side with our certified and highly trained CT technologists to determine the protocol that will deliver the lowest optimal radiation dose that is customized for each patient’s body habitus.

CT Studies Offered:

Abdominal, Pelvis, Head, Chest, Coronary CT Angiography, Colorectal Cancer Screening (CT Colonoscopy), Heart Disease Screening (Cardiac Calcium Scoring), Low Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect?

Your exam will usually last around 15 minutes. You will lie on a table that rides on a track through the doughnut-shaped scanner. You will be given breathing instructions and asked to lie still so the machine can capture clear images.

How do I prepare?

Please wear comfortable clothes with no snaps or buttons (no metal) or you may be asked to wear a gown for your safety.
If your exam includes contrast, please do not eat or drink anything for four hours prior to the appointment.

What are the risks?

The use of a CT scanner does include exposure to radiation. The amount of exposure depends on the exam and our protocols are carefully crafted to minimize radiation exposure.

When will I get the results?

One of our subspecialized radiologists will analyze the 3D images and send a report to your physician within one week of the exam. Your physician will contact you with the results.

What locations offer CT exams?

Visit our locations page for more information.  Imaging modalities and associated studies vary by location. Please contact us to schedule your visit at a convenient location near you.

How do I schedule a CT?

Request an appointment online or contact us at 716-631-2500.

What about billing and /or insurance coverage?

Please check with your insurance plan to confirm that the procedure is covered. You may be responsible for all or a portion of the bill.  Payment may be required at the time of service. Please call (716) 631-2500 if you have questions about pricing, insurance coverage, and/or billing before your scheduled appointment.

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