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Computed Tomography - CT Scans
At Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, we pride ourselves in providing high-quality, efficient CT scanning services. Our GE VCT Light-speed Multi-Slice Spiral CT Scanner dramatically shortens traditional scanning times and provides CT angiography and three-dimensional CT imaging. A CT Scan can be critically important for diagnosing and monitoring diseases of the brain, chest, abdomen, and pelvis, as well as some neurological problems.
As part of our commitment to providing quick turnaround times on all CT scans, our hospital is staffed with CT technologists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Emergencies can't wait and neither can your test results. Whenever your doctor needs fast, high-definition scanning performed, we're here to answer the call. Your health is our number one priority!
Calcium scoring, also called a heart CT scan, is a painless, non-invasive way of obtaining information about your coronary arteries. This screening provides pictures of your heart's arteries and identifies if calcium deposits are present – which helps determine if you have a higher risk of having a heart attack or other potential symptoms of heart disease.
Who Should Have a Heart CT?
- Are at least 35 years old
- Are not currently being treated for heart disease
- Do not have a pacemaker
- Have at least two of these risk factors:
- High cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure
- Family history of heart disease
- History of cigarette smoking
- Physical inactivity
The procedure usually takes just 10 to 15 minutes. If you don't currently have a primary care provider, please visit our Find A Doctor page.
Low-Dose CT Lung Screening
If you are a smoker or former smoker, a low-dose CT screening for lung cancer could save your life. Low-dose CT screenings provide earlier detection, when lung cancer is most treatable. Discuss your medical history, the risks of screening and benefits with your doctor. In order to be covered by Medicare, you must visit your doctor first and have an order. Download more information here.