Austin Radiological Association has multi-detector CT (MDCT) scanners at all of its facilities that offer CT. MDCT produces faster, higher quality image acquisition with less radiation exposure and greater comfort for the patient.

These spiral, or helical, scanners can obtain images of the body within a single breath hold. MDCT also allows applications such as CT angiography to be more successful. CT scans do involve exposure to x-rays, but the potential diagnostic benefits generally outweigh the minimal risks of radiation exposure.