Computerized Tomography (CT) scans are a type of X-ray exam that gives highly-detailed images of cross-sections through the body. The scans can even be used to make three-dimensional images. These scans are used extensively for diagnosing all types of problems. They also use more radiation than other conventional images, like chest X-rays. It is our goal to make sure that no one is ever harmed by a medical exam. CT scans do not usually pose any particular danger. While there is no way to completely rule out any side effects over a patient's lifetime, we use every means possible to use no more radiation than is absolutely necessary. There are also immediate benefits to CT scans, including diagnosing a condition or ruling out a possible problem.