COVID-19 UPDATE: All elective surgeries and procedures are cancelled until further notice. Please see our latest visitor policy. If you think you may have been exposed or have symptoms, please call your provider before visiting one of our locations. For more information, please visit our online COVID-19 Information Center or call the Montefiore-Einstein COVID-19 Hotline: 1-844-444-CV19 (1-844-444-2819).

ACTUALIZACIÓN SOBRE EL COVID-19: Todas las cirugías y operaciones quedan canceladas hasta nuevo aviso. Lea nuestras nuevas normas para visitas. Si cree que podría haber estado en contacto con la enfermedad o si presenta síntomas, por favor llame a su proveedor antes de acudir a cualquiera de nuestros centros. Más información en nuestro Centro de Información en Línea sobre el COVID-19 o llamando a la línea informativa Montefiore-Einstein de COVID-19: 1-844-444-CV19 (1-844-444-2819).


Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

A computed tomography scan (commonly called a CAT scan) is a painless procedure that doctors use to identify some medical conditions, diseases or trauma.  

A CT scan uses X-rays and a sophisticated computer to view specific three-dimensional details of the body's anatomy. A doctor will order a CT scan—which is different from a traditional X-ray—because it lets the doctor see parts of the body from different angles and sometimes in 3-D in order to achieve one or more of the following:

  • Get a better look at fractures and internal damage or see what is causing symptoms such as abdominal pain
  • Identify or rule out certain diseases such as tumors
  • Determine the extent of a problem
  • Plan for an upcoming surgery
  • See inside the body to take a more precise biopsy
  • Evaluate the effect of medical treatment
State-of-the-Art CT Scan Technology at Montefiore

Montefiore patients receive the most accurate diagnoses possible through the expertise of our board certified radiologists and state-of-the-art technology. We have 14 multidetector CT scanners (including six GE LightSpeed 64-slice CAT scanners), which move quickly, are comfortable for the patient and produce high-quality scans that can offer the most detailed information.