You can also call the appointment center to schedule, change or cancel an appointment or ask questions.
Beaumont is committed to providing the most convenient and highest quality imaging services for patients and their physicians. We offer:
Computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is a diagnostic test that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to create cross-sectional images (often called slices), horizontally and vertically, of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of the bones, muscles, fat, blood vessels and organs. As a result, CT scans are very detailed and help physicians diagnose many conditions that may not be as easily diagnosed with other imaging methods like X-ray or ultrasound.
Because a CT scan quickly produces detailed images, it is often used to:
CT scans are performed on an outpatient basis or as a part of inpatient care. There are a few kinds of CT machines, but in general, they are large machines with a short, wide tunnel in the center that the patient enters for a brief time while lying comfortably on an exam table.
The CT scan uses X-ray beams, which are a form of radiation similar to light or radio waves. Here is how the CT scan works:
At Beaumont, a CT scan generally follows this process:
Imaging History Questionnaire (PDF)For all patients receiving a CT exam with contrast
Imaging Procedure Safety Assessment (PDF)For all females receiving an outpatient CT exam
To schedule a test, call the Appointment Center at 800-328-8542 or request a test online.
Beaumont offers testing in a variety of locations.Find a test location near you.
Flash CT Scanner
Patients at all three Beaumont hospitals now have access to the newest, safest and fastest CT scanner, known as the Flash CT, as Beaumont became the first hospital in the state to offer the technology.