Rapid CT Scanner
Rapid computed tomography (CT) scan at the hospitals of Methodist Health System
What is a rapid CT scan?
A rapid computed tomography (CT) scanner completes a full-body scan of internal organs, structures, and tissues in 37 seconds. It’s used in the emergency department instead of a traditional CT, which would take 90 minutes to capture the same images.
Who needs rapid CT scan?
A rapid CT scan is used to look for damage to internal organs in a person with severe physical injuries. The scan can help trauma teams find life-threatening organ damage quickly enough to offer effective treatment.
Where is a rapid CT scan done?
Rapid CT scan is done by the order of a physician at the hospitals of Methodist Health System.
Learn more about emergency and trauma care at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, and Methodist Richardson Medical Center.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, or any other affiliated institution.