We found 3 providers with an interest in CT scan and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Peoria, IL.

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Dr. Mark Douglas Jackson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5405 N Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Mark Jackson, who practices in Peoria, IL and Pekin, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jackson accepts. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Jackson is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , CT coronary angiogram

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Echocardiogram, CT Coronary Angiogram, Peripheral Vascular Disease

Dr. Keattiyoat Wattanakit, MPH, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5405 N. Knoxville Avenue; Primary Office
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Keattiyoat Wattanakit's area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wattanakit's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac CT

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Cardiac CT, Thrombophilia

Dr. Guoxiang Chu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5405 N Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Guoxiang Chu sees patients in Peoria, IL, Bloomington, IL, and Pontiac, IL. His medical specialty is cardiology (heart disease). His professional affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Chu is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Soochow University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Chu is conversant in Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , CT coronary angiogram

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Echocardiogram, CT Coronary Angiogram, Heart Problems

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What is a CT Scan?

CT scan or CAT scan, short for computed tomography, is a special kind of imaging that uses multiple x-rays at different angles and in layers to create an extremely detailed cross-section view of the inside of the body. CT scans are fast and can show unusually accurate images of soft tissue. They are often used to detect tumors, look for clots in blood vessels, and pinpoint internal damage after a trauma.

When receiving a CT scan, you lie on a table which moves through a circular opening. Inside the machine, an x-ray transmitter and receptors spin around your body, taking multiple pictures in thin ‘slices’ a few millimeters thick. A computer then combines all of the information into a series of images showing the inside of your body.

Because a CT scan uses radiation, it is not usually recommended for pregnant women. However the level of radiation is actually quite low -- less than you would receive while taking a long airplane flight. Unlike with an MRI, you can have a CT scan even if you have metal devices implanted within your body. You do have to lay still in order to get an accurate scan, and at times you may even be asked to briefly hold your breath. Some CT machines can make quite a bit of noise during the procedure, usually clicking or buzzing. However most CT scans are fast, so even noise or holding still is very tolerable.
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