A CT (computed tomography) scan combines X-ray and computer technology
to show highly detailed, 3-D images of any part of the body, including
bones, muscles, fat, organs and blood vessels. Scans can also be performed
using a contrast solution (either swallowed or injected) to make tissues
and vessels more visible.
Riverview is proud to have opened two brand new CT suites in November 2018.
The suites include the newest CT technology with the Siemens SOMATOM go.ALL.
Riverview is currently the only hospital in the state of Alabama with
What makes this technology special?
- Intuitive functionality in CT-guided intervention. Our CT scanners are
the first tablet-based, meaning the entire procedure can be controlled
from the tablet and remote control. This allows us the ability to keep
our focus on what is important: YOU.
- Sensitive scanning in pediatrics: Radiation dose-reduction technology offers
safer scanning for our patients.
- Standardized stroke workflow helps our clinicians provide faster, more
accurate information in stroke diagnosis due to excellent gray/white matter
differentiation, dynamic imaging, and high acquisition speed.
- The SOMATOM go.ALL provides faster and consistent low-dose imaging in oncology.
Oncology patients routinely undergo multiple CT scans for staging, therapy
planning, and follow-up, which means low-dose imaging is imperative for
superior patient care.