Spring + Heights Hospital

Multi-Specialty Surgical Hospital and Emergency Room located in Spring, TX

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CT Scan

Multi-Specialty Surgical Hospital and Emergency Room

If you have unexplained musculoskeletal pain or another issue and need an accurate diagnosis, Spring + Heights Hospital offers on-site CT scans. The highly qualified physicians at Spring + Heights Hospital may order this noninvasive diagnostic imaging test to highlight injuries or diseases that affect your bones, muscles, and nerves to determine the source of your pain. Learn more about the diagnostic benefits of a CT scan by calling the hospital in Spring, Texas.

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What is a CT scan?

Computed tomography (CT) scan is a diagnostic imaging test that takes a series of X-ray images from different angles around your body.

The technology uses a computer processor to produce slices (cross-sectional images) of your body’s structures, including your blood vessels, soft tissues, and bones.

Why would I need a CT scan?

A CT scan provides more diagnostic information than a traditional X-ray. You may need this type of imaging test if X-rays don’t provide enough details about your injury or illness.

The providers at Spring + Heights Hospital may order a CT scan to locate internal injuries after a traumatic event, such as a fall or auto accident. You may also need a CT scan to identify certain diseases to confirm your diagnosis and plan your treatment. You may need a CT scan to identify or monitor:

  • Tumors
  • Lung disorders
  • Bone fractures
  • Heart disease

A CT scan may also be necessary before you undergo surgery.

What happens during a CT scan?

Spring + Heights Hospital offers on-site CT scans for your convenience. They use state-of-the-art technology to create images of your internal structures without the need for incisions or anesthesia.

You can expect to lie on a motorized table that slides your body into the scanning machine. Your Spring + Heights Hospital provider ensures you’re comfortable and may offer a pillow or use a strap to keep you in a certain position. You may need to hold your breath at certain times, so the technician can capture clear images.

As the table moves into the scanner, the X-ray tube rotates around your body, snapping images of the nearby structures. During this process, it’s normal to hear noise from the machine. The technician operates the CT scan device from a separate room but is able to hear you if you need assistance.

What can I expect after a CT scan?

Following a CT scan, you can resume your usual activities without restrictions. Your Spring + Heights Hospital provider reviews your scan results and discusses any additional testing or treatments you need.

If you need a diagnostic CT scan, call the Spring + Heights Hospital office to schedule an appointment. For trauma-related injuries, you can visit the emergency room 24/7 on a walk-in basis.