CT Scans in El Paso – A Reliable Clinic, Dedicated to Your Well-Being

Professional Radiology is proud to offer CT scan services for our patients. Computed Tomography Scans offer unrivaled imaging that can be used for anything from minor injuries to serious conditions like cancer. Lead physician Dr. Sarmiento and his team use CT scans to provide patients and their doctors with the imaging they need to make important health decisions. Trust Professional Radiology for all your imaging needs! 

Benefits of Undergoing a CT Scan

CT scans allow for clear, targeted images to be gathered by radiologists

  • Discovering/Guiding treatment for common ailments/injuries 
  • Reducing the need for exploratory surgery 
  • Accurate imaging for pre-surgery planning 
  • Improving cancer diagnosis treatment 

CT scans are a quick process as well, usually taking anywhere from 10-30 minutes to complete. They have also become more efficient since their creation as well, using a very low amount of radiation to gather images. 

Our CT Scan Equipment 

Professional Radiology utilizes the ECLOS16 at both of our locations, the Eclos at our East location, and Supria Plus at our West location, to offer advanced clinical capabilities for our patients and their doctors. As compared to other CT imaging systems, our system offers: 

  • Minimum X-ray exposure for patients 
  • Shorter exam times for reduced breath holds 
  • Large opening to accommodate patients comfortably
  • A broad range of clinical applications 
  • Ultra-thin slice capability, high-resolution imaging 
  • Echocardiograms
  • EKGs

To learn more about our system and how it benefits you as a patient or a doctor, contact us today to speak with a member of our staff.

CT Scan FAQs

What exactly are CT Scans for?

CT scans are used for detailed pictures of internal structures in the body. Simple X-rays tend to show several structures at once, obscuring images. They use cross-sectional images, also known as “slices,” to gather information on various parts of the body. 

Common areas to use CT imaging include: 

  • Liver
  • Chest
  • Spleen
  • Kidneys 
  • Brain
  • Lungs 

CT scans are also used to find tumors, abnormal blood vessels, abscesses, and other abnormalities in the body that need to be addressed. 

How do I prepare for my CT scan?

The preparation for your CT scan will differ depending on your specific exam and which part of your body is being scanned. Despite this, there are some ways that you can best prepare for your scan: 

  • Wear comfortable clothing 
  • Remove metal objects (jewelry, dentures, glasses, etc.) that may interfere
  • Don’t eat or drink a few hours before your exam 

When we schedule your CT scan, we give you detailed instructions to follow for your scan. If you feel that you may be pregnant, it is crucial that you inform your doctor and our staff. 

You may also be asked to use a contrast material that aids in the visualization of certain tissues and organs. The material may be swallowed, given in enema form, or injected. Inform our staff of any allergies that may be 

How long do CT scans take?

CT scan exam time varies depending on what needs to be examined, but they normally take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes. Scans are quick so you can continue on with your day as soon as it’s complete! 

When will I have my results?

The time it takes to have the results analyzed will vary based on the amount and area of the images being taken. Nevertheless, we pride ourselves on providing timely imaging results for our patients and doctors. 

Contact Us Today to Schedule Your CT Scan!

Contact our team today to schedule your CT scan! We are happy to provide the service you need to feel your best.