CT Scan

Alicia, Certified CT Technologist

The CT Section of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital Imaging Services offers a full range of diagnostic procedures. Our GE  state-of-the-art 64-slice PET/CT scanner greatly increases CT testing capabilities, while decreasing the scan time. Scans are performed by registered CT technologists.The CT Section also performs biopsies, drainage procedures, and CT angiography.

On Wednesdays and Friday from 7:30AM - 3:45PM, CT procedures are also performed at our Imaging Center at Juniata Valley Medical Group in Mifflintown where we have a mobile 16 slice GE scanner.

All procedures are performed by appointment only. Please follow the preparation instructions exactly as given to you by your physician. This will help avoid delays and possible cancellation of your test.

The CT section has a technologist on-site 24 hours a day/7 days a week. If you have any questions concerning your preparation, or need to cancel your appointment for any reason at either of our locations, please call Central Scheduling at (717) 242-7688, Monday through Friday, 7:00am - 5:30pm.  After hours, please call (717) 242-7291 and leave a message for a CT technologist.

To schedule an appointment for your CT procedure, call Central Scheduling at (717) 242-7688. We offer convenient evening and Saturday appointments.

Reduced Radiation Exposure

Finding ways to reduce the radiation dose for routine CT scans
has been an ongoing concern for many years, and now Lewistown
Hospital has implemented technology to help alleviate those
concerns.

While there is exposure to radiation during a CT scan, they
are an important part of the disease diagnostic process. CT scans
are also often use for planning, guiding, and monitoring disease
therapy. Now, with new software and technology in place at
Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, radiation exposure during a CT has been
reduced by 40 percent for each exam.

A software-based medical technique from General Electric
called Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction (ASIR) has
led to a lower amount of radiation in CT scans while maintaining
accurate results. This new technique uses far less radiation without
compromising image quality.

What this means for someone in need of a CT scan is a safer,
more accurate image of the inside of the body.Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital always has what’s best for their patients in mind. Discuss the risks of a CT scan or any imaging services with
your physician.