Computed Tomography (CT) is a diagnostic procedure that combines x-ray with advanced computer processing technology to create accurate detailed images of internal structures and organs.

CT, formerly known as a CAT scan, is an advanced medical imaging procedure that uses a revolving x-ray producing tube, special electronic sensors, and powerful computers, to make slice-like, cross-sectional images.

What to expect

The procedure allows radiologists to more easily diagnose cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

Typical procedures include:

  • Head CT
  • Chest CT
  • Abdomen and pelvis CT
  • Bone CT


Find this service near you

  • Computed Tomography at Jim Pattison Pavilion (VGH)

    899 West 12th Avenue Vancouver
  • Computed Tomography at Koerner Pavilion (UBCH)

    2211 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver
  • Computed Tomography at Lions Gate Hospital

    231 East 15th Street North Vancouver
  • Computed Tomography at qathet General Hospital

    5000 Joyce Avenue Powell River
  • Computed Tomography at Richmond Hospital

    7000 Westminster Highway Richmond
  • Computed Tomography at Sechelt | shíshálh Hospital

    5544 Sunshine Coast Highway Sechelt
  • Community health centres

    Computed Tomography at Whistler Health Care Centre

    4380 Lorimer Road Whistler