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Clarity Care offers the latest CT technologies paired with subspecialty radiologists in a convenient office setting, so you and your doctor can have the clearest picture possible to make a diagnosis or establish a procedure plan.

What is a CT scan?

A CT scan, or computed tomography scan, is a powerful imaging technique that utilizes X-rays and computer processing to create intricate cross-sectional images of the body. Offering far more depth than traditional X-rays, CT scans aid in diagnosing and monitoring various medical conditions.

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When is a CT scan beneficial?

CT scans excel in a range of situations:

  • Diagnosing and monitoring diseases: From cancer and heart disease to lung disorders and bone fractures, CT scans provide valuable insights for accurate diagnosis and procedure planning.
  • Assessing injuries and trauma: In emergencies, CT scans rapidly reveal internal bleeding, fractures, or organ damage, enabling swift and appropriate medical intervention.
  • Guiding procedure and surgeries: CT scans monitor cancer procedure response, allowing doctors to adjust plans as needed.
  • Non-invasive alternative: CT scans often eliminate the need for exploratory surgeries, reducing discomfort and recovery time.
What are common types of CT scans?
  • Head
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Bones
  • Spine

CT can also be used as a screening test:

  • CT Lung Cancer Screening (see screening guidelines HERE)
  • Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring (screening guidelines available HERE).
What can I expect if I undergo a CT scan?

Computed tomography (CT) scans use X-ray technology to create detailed images of the inside of the body. Here are some things you can expect if you undergo a CT scan:

  • Preparation: Depending on the area of the body being scanned, you may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for a certain period before the scan. You may also be asked to remove any metal objects or jewelry that could interfere with the imaging process.
  • Contrast dye: In some cases, a contrast dye may be injected into the vein to enhance images taken during the CT scan. The dye may cause a warm sensation or a metallic taste in the mouth, but these side effects are generally temporary.
  • The scan: During the scan, you will lie on a table that slides into the CT machine, which is shaped like a large donut. The machine will rotate around you, taking multiple X-Ray images from different angles. You may be asked to hold your breath at certain points to minimize movement and ensure clear images.
  • Duration: A CT scan usually takes only a few minutes to complete, although the entire process, including preparation and waiting for results, may take longer.
  • After the scan: Once the scan is complete, you will be able to resume your normal activities. The images will be reviewed by one of Clarity Care's expert radiologists, who will interpret the results and send a report to your primary healthcare provider.

Overall, CT scans are safe and painless procedures that can provide valuable information about your health.

Why choose Clarity Care for your CT scan?
  • Quick and efficient: Our CT scans capture detailed images within seconds, minimizing your time in the scanner.
  • Non-invasive and highly effective: CT scans offer a safe and accurate way to examine your body internally.
  • Expert interpretation: Our highly skilled radiologists meticulously analyze your scan results to enable comprehensive understanding of your condition.
Do you want Clarity in pricing?
At Clarity Care, we aim to make your experience as transparent and easy as possible. That's why we offer both standard prices for those with insurance and cash prices for those without insurance.

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Where is Clarity Care located?

Clarity Care Imaging & Specialty Care is at 9040 Quivira Road in Lenexa, Kansas. Our center is conveniently located just north of Oak Park Mall with easy access from much of the Kansas City area including Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Merriam, Mission, Leawood and Prairie Village.

Is a doctor's order required for a CT scan?

Yes, a doctor's order is required. If your doctor ordered a CT scan for you, call Clarity Care today to discuss your estimated out-of-pocket costs and to schedule an appointment. We are committed to providing exceptional care and helping you achieve optimal health. Please note: While CT scans are invaluable diagnostic tools, they involve minimal radiation exposure. Our team carefully weighs the benefits against the risks, ensuring CT scans are only used when necessary.

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The Clarity Care Imaging & Specialty Care office is conveniently located at 9040 Quivira Road in Lenexa, Kansas. Our center is just north of Oak Park Mall with easy access from much of the Kansas City area including Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Merriam, Mission, Leawood and Prairie Village.

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