CT Scan

What is a CT Scan?

A computerized axial tomography (CT/CAT) scan is an x-ray procedure that combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. A CT scan is used to define normal and abnormal structures in the body and/or assist in procedures by helping to accurately guide the placement of instruments or treatments.

Before you arrive:

Your physician’s staff will you give you specific instructions to follow prior to your test. If you have any questions about the instructions, feel free to call the McBride Orthopedic Hospital Radiology Department at (405) 486-2146.

Please inform the technologist if you are diabetic.

You will need to check-in at the Admitting Desk in the Main Lobby when you arrive.

ACR Accreditation

McBride Orthopedic Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as a result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning -- sometimes called CAT scanning -- is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.