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CT scans (computed tomography scans) produce detailed, cross-sectional images of the inside of the body. They are quick, noninvasive and painless, and radiologists can typically provide same-day reports in most cases.

During a CT scan, an X-ray beam is directed at the patient and rotated around the body. A computer then generates “slice”-shaped images that depict organs, bones, soft tissues and other internal structures.

Images produced by CT scans are more detailed than images produced by traditional X-rays. As a result, they are widely used for several purposes, including:

  • Identifying tumors or early-stage lesions that could potentially be cancerous
  • Determining the size and stage of a cancerous tumor
  • Planning for surgery or external beam radiation therapy
  • Measuring a tumor’s response to treatment
  • Monitoring a patient for recurrent cancer or monitoring a high-risk person as part of an early detection program

While CT scans play a crucial role in the diagnostic process, they can only identify unusual growths within the body; they cannot determine if that growth is cancerous. If a patient’s CT scan results indicate anything unusual, additional testing can then be performed.

We currently offer CT scans at three convenient locations:

Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
Sunday – Thursday | 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. (Night Shift) 
Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday | 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza
4101 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Moffitt McKinley Outpatient Center
10920 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

At Moffitt Cancer Center, our Imaging Services Program offers the latest technologies in cancer screening, diagnosis, intervention and surveillance, and our subspecialized radiologists have the highest possible expertise in cancer detection. To learn more about CT scans or our other diagnostic technologies, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out a new patient registration form.