CT Head Scan - Calgary Scan Center

By: Calgary Scan Center  09-12-2011
Keywords: Medical Research, Scanning Services, Skilled Technicians

Calgary Scan Center

Mayfair Diagnostics

120 Mayfair Place
6707 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary Canada T2V 0E3

866-550-8529

Pet Imaging ct head scan or positron emission tomography is a diagnostic tool that produces images based on the detection of radiation from the emission of positrons.  Positrons are tiny particles produced from a radioactive substance administered to the patient and absorbed in the body or specific area.   The images of the body taken during this scanning process are used to evaluate a variety of diseases.

Your nurse or an x-ray technician will escort you into an exam room with the Pet scanner.  The scanner itself is easily detectable it has a hole in the middle and looks like a large doughnut.  Inside the Pet machine are multiple rings of detectors that record the emission of energy from the radioactive substance in your body, creating an image of a specific part of your body.

You will be asked to lie down on the exam table; an in IV will be started so that you can receive a radioactive substance called radiotracer.  It will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes for the radiotracer to make its way through your body and be absorbed by the organ or tissue to be imaged.  During that time, you'll rest quietly and avoid movement or talking, because this can alter the distribution of the substance. The radioactive substance in your body cannot be felt by you.

Once the radioactive substance has been absorbed, still lying on the exam table, you will be moved through the hole of the machine. The images are displayed on a monitor of a nearby computer.  You will need to remain as still as possible during the exam, which takes about 30-45 minutes.

About Mayfair Diagnostics

Finding a Calgary scan center is simple with Mayfair Diagnostics. Located in Calgary, Canada, Dr. Phillip Pattison, MD and his experienced staff provide patients with the very best in scan center technology. As many people seek out scanning services as diagnostic and detection measures, the demand for experienced, skilled technicians and physicians increase. Dr. Pattison and his team are experts in the field and provide all of their patients with the service and care they expect when they are seeking their services. Using the most advanced technology available through modern medical research and technology, the Calgary scan center ensures patients are given the very best in scan center technology.

The Calgary scan center knows how important safety is when performing their services and procedures. Important steps and measures are taken to ensure that a patient is provided with the most comfortable and safest environment when undergoing scanning services. Some of the services available include the 64 Slice CT Scan, a bone density scan, Child CT scans, a heart scan, MRI scans, a virtual colonoscopy and a non-invasive angiography, among others. With so many scans available, patients are sure to find a scan that fits their needs.

Keywords: Bone Density, Medical Research, Scanning Services, Skilled Technicians

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