Computed Tomography (CT)

Hoag’s highly advanced multi-detector (64-slice) Computed Tomography (CT) scanners perform vascular, anatomic, and physiologic imaging of the brain. This sophisticated equipment can take sliced images as thin as 0.5 millimeters, offering exquisite detail of subtle brain anatomy and three-dimensional reconstruction of vascular and brain structures. In the neurosciences, CT is most often used to:

  • Diagnose an acute neurologic injury, such as stroke
  • Detect a blood clot or brain hemorrhage in patients with stroke symptoms
  • Detect brain damage, skull fracture or hemorrhage in patients with head injuries
  • Detect a ruptured or leaking aneurysm in patients with sudden, severe headache
  • Detect brain tumors
  • Guide the passage of a needle during brain biopsy
  • Establish treatment planning prior to radiation therapy on the brain

Learn more about Computed Tomography (CT) here.