Thanks to CT scanning (computed tomography, often called a “CAT” scan) doctors can view a “slice” of the human body painlessly. Often used to diagnose life-threatening conditions and issues like cancer, blood clots, infections, lung and liver disease, head and spine injuries and internal bleeding, AllianceHealth Deaconess includes CT scans among the variety of diagnostic tools we use to give patients of all ages a clear picture of illness and injury.
Deaconess Hospital uses CT scanning most often for radiation treatment planning. These scans allow a radiation oncologist and dosimetrist to see the exact layout of each cancerous tumor. The scan also helps with calculating how much radiation the tumor will receive and how much radiation the surrounding structures may receive.
For more information, please contact:
Diagnostic Imaging: (405) 604-6180
Radiation Oncology: (405) 604-6173
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Oklahoma City, OK 73112