A CT scan, also known as computerized tomography, uses a series of x-ray images to view bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues. When patients go in for a CT scan they can expect to lie on a table that slides gently into the scanner machine. The x-ray tube rotates around your body to take cross-sectional images which will provide your radiologist with a full view of the specific area. The length of the exam is typically 10-15 minutes. CT scans are used to diagnose injuries, bone fractures, tumors, cancers, and much more. If your doctor has ordered a CT scan, you can trust the radiologists at Premier Imaging Associates for the care you need.