When a physician orders a CT scan (computed tomography scan) also known as a CAT scan (computerized axial tomography scan) for a patient, they are referring them for an x-ray that will show detailed pictures of structures inside of the body.
X-ray computed tomography is a medical imaging method that employs cross-sectional imaging of the anatomy. Since its introduction in the 1970s, CT scans have become an important tool in medical imaging to supplement x-rays and medical ultrasonography, and are used for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
A CT scanner rental can be used to study all parts of the head and body. It can also take images of internal organs such as the liver, pancreas, intestines, kidneys, bladder, adrenal glands, lungs, and heart. Additionally, the scan can study blood vessels, bones, and the spinal cord. A CAT scan of the head can be used to detect tumors, hemorrhaging, or bone trauma. Chest CT scans are utilized to detect issues occurring with the lungs, heart, and esophagus. Common extremity areas that use CT scans top reveal problems or abnormalities are the arms, legs, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
The CT scanner is a large medical equipment machine with a tunnel opening in the front. A narrow examination table slides into and out of the tunnel performing x-rays throughout. By combining special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images and pictures of the inside of the body, these CT scans can be used to reveal more details than a regular x-ray exam and help radiologists and doctors more easily diagnose medical problems and disorders.
Common reasons for medical personnel or a medical facility to seek a CT scanner rental or to lease a CAT scan system include to test out new equipment or to supplement when current items are out of commission for routine maintenance or service. Some facilities prefer to rent CT scanners and other medical equipment to avoid purchasing items that are known to undergo constant improvements. With rented CT equipment, your facility can stay up-to-date with the latest and safest equipment available.
Rent It Today is the ultimate rental resource for doctors, physicians, and hospitals to locate new CT scanners, or refurbished CAT scan equipment for rent. Most medical equipment companies renting imaging equipment also offer the option to purchase. Locate your CAT scan rental equipment through Rent It Today, where we make renting medical equipment simple!