Computed Tomography (CT)
Lowest possible radiation dose
As little as 1/20th of other
Maximum detail to support diagnosis
512 slice matrix gives incredible detail
16cm Wide Coverage
Provides for fastest possible scan time
What is CT
A computed tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images obtained from various angles around your body, which are then combined using computer processing to create cross-sectional images or slices of the various body structures, including bones, soft tissue structures, blood vessels and more. CT images provide a far more-detailed picture than X-rays, aiding diagnostic and procedure accuracy.
CT at Doctors Hospital
Uses & Indications for CT
When you consider the uses of CT, it is easy to see why having the highest possible image quality in the lowest radiation dose and fastest scan time are so important.
- Identifying cancerous and benign tumours across all body systems
- Diagnose muscle and bone disorders, such as bone tumours and fractures
- Identify heart disease, including the nature and extent
- Pinpoint the location of a tumour, to guide biopsy, radiation therapy or surgery
- Diagnose and locate infection or blood clot
- Examining bowel disorders such as blockages or Crohn’s Disease
- Detect and monitor diseases of the chest & abdomen, including lung nodules and liver masses
- Monitor the effectiveness of certain treatments, such as cancer treatment
- Detect internal injuries and internal bleeding
- Identifying brain and spinal cord diseases or injuries
CT Colonography & Chest & Abdomen Screening
The low radiation dose, high image accuracy & rapid scan time of Doctors Hospital CT imaging brings a era of low radiation, non-invasive screening to patients in the Cayman Islands.
- CT Colonography allows non-invasive screening & monitoring of bowel health without the small but real risk of perforation associated with colonoscopy
- Abdomen & chest screening e.g. for early lung cancer, is now available in a super-fast and easy form
Booking CT Scanning
Scheduling a Patient
To schedule a CT Scan, Doctors Hospital requires a copy of the patient’s requisition form from their physician. Once we receive the request from the patient for the examination, depending on whether the patient has insurance, a Doctors Hospital representative will request pre-certification. Once approval is received from the patient’s insurance company, we will contact them for an appointment.
If the patient will be paying out of pocket, or has a STAT referral, we will review the appointment request and determine the preparation required for the examination before scheduling.
For Referring Doctors
Physicians can send Doctors Hospital’s Radiology department an email (Imaging@doctorshospitalcayman.com) with the patient’s insurance information and the CT request form.
They can also call us at 640-1441 or 640-1432 to discuss availability and book an appointment.