512-516 S. Nokomis Ave South Venice, FL 34285 Phone: 941-488-7781

Radiology Center Venice, Englewood, and Sarasota

What Is a CT Scan?

CT Scan sometimes called CAT scanning is a painless and a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT uses a very thin special X-ray beam to produce detailed, cross sectional views of the area being studied. The images can be examined on a computer or printed. CT is often the preferred method of diagnosing causes of pain and many different forms of cancer. CT of the internal organs, bone, blood vessels and soft tissue provide greater clarity than conventional x-ray exams.

CT Health Screenings

Calcium/Cardiac Scoring test cash pay price $75.00

Non Invasive CT scan of the heart. Calculates the risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease by measuring the amount of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries.

Low Dose Screening For Lung Cancer

If you have been a heavy smoker, then you are at significantly increased risk for developing lung cancer. CT can find small lung nodules that might be cancer before they can be found by any other test. If you are between the ages of 55 and 75, then national experts recommend you undergo low dose CT screening for lung cancer. These recommendations come from many groups of medical experts including the National Lung Screening Trial Research Team, the American College of Chest Physicians, and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

At RAVE we are committed to you and your family’s health. If you wish to undergo a lung cancer screening, you can either ask your doctor to order it or you can contact us directly at (941) 488-7781.

Services Provided:

CT Angiography

  • Brain
  • Carotid
  • Aorta
  • Renal
  • Bilateral runoff

CT Services

  • Head
  • Temporal Bones
  • Orbits
  • Maxillofacial
  • Neck
  • Chest with High Res
  • Abdomen & Pelvis
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis
  • CT Urogram
  • Virtual Colonography
  • Spine

Cardiac CT

  • Coronary Angio
  • Calcium Scoring

PET/CT 

  • Whole body
  • Brain
  • Delayed Lung
  • Cardiac Viability

How Is the Procedure Performed?

You will be lying flat on a table usually on your back, stomach or on your side.

The table will move slowly through the machine as the actual CT scanning is performed. You may be asked to hold your breath during the exam. The CT exam is usually completed within 30 minutes.

How To Prepare For a CT?

You should wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing to your exam. You may be given a gown during the procedure. You may also be asked to remove any jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins which effect the CT images.

Do not drink or eat anything for several hours beforehand, especially if contrast material will be used in your exam. Inform your physician if you are taking medications and if you have any allergies.

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