Low Dose CT Scan

Derry Imaging offers a 64-Slice CT scanner at our Bedford, Concord, Derry and Raymond locations. This cutting edge technology assures you of an accurate diagnosis — key to any health concern and peace of mind. Ask your doctor to refer you to Derry Imaging for this advanced CT imaging.

What is a Computerized Tomography Exam (CT)?

CT Scan

A CT Scan, sometimes called computer axial tomography (CAT), is a painless and  non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Computerized Tomography is a diagnostic X-ray procedure that marries traditional X-ray technology to the new computer technology. This procedure produces a series of cross-sectional images (also called ‘slices’) of a selected part of your body or head that will be interpreted by a radiologist.

What Can I Expect During My CT Scan?

  • Depending on the type of scan you are having, you may be asked to lie on your back or stomach. You will need to lie very still as any movement causes blurring of the images. The table will then slowly move through the scanner. You will be given breathing instructions by the technologist while the images are being acquired.
  • Certain CT scans include a Contrast Injection of a special type of dye that highlights the region of the body being scanned.
  • CT Scans typically take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the type of exam.
  • Bedford table – 500lb weight limit; Concord, Derry & Raymond table 450lb limit
  • CT FAQ
  • How to prepare for your CT Scan