Computed Axial Tomography (CT) scan, uses computers to generate a three-dimensional image from flat, two-dimensional x-ray pictures. The patient lies on a table and is centered into the CT machine. The CT machine is open on both ends and looks like a large mechanical donut. The CT machine scans the body in sections and then puts all the scans together to show a three-dimensional area of the body. Physicians use CT scans to see into the human body and to diagnose disease, internal problems or trauma. Learn more about CT scans.
Local donations and a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust are bringing 3D mammography to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson.
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.