New Britain General campus:
The computerized tomography (CT) scan is actually a computer-enhanced X-ray procedure. CT scans create a three-dimensional view (called a "slice") of a particular body structure.
The computer assembles the different "slices" to create a three-dimensional view of the structure, clearly showing both bone and soft tissue. The hospital will soon offer virtual colonoscopy scans and cardiac scans.
The hospital provides CT scanning at these locations:
New Britain General campus
A 64-slice PET-CT allows for separate CT or PET scans or combined scans. PET-CT scans can be used to diagnose cancer, coronary artery disease and other conditions. Learn more about PET-CT
New Britain's Emergency Department also has a 4-slice CT scanner and a 64-slice CT scanner for immediate diagnosis in emergency cases.
Bradley Memorial campus
A 16-slice CT scanner is used to diagnose a variety of conditions, and can conduct non-invasive angiographies to examine blood vessels. Because the 16-slice scanner is faster and more accurate, patients don't have to hold their breath as long.
The offices of Mandell & Blau, 40 Hart St., New Britain
A 4-slice CT scanner for more convenient exams right in the practice office. (860) 229-2059
All of the hospital's CT scanners are accredited by the American College of Radiology.