CT Scan - Department & Staff
The physicians at Sacramento Ear, Nose and Throat are committed to providing the most up- to- date, cost-effective, and safe services to our patients. That is why we have installed Xoran MiniCAT ™ Scan machines in our Sacramento and Roseville locations. Our in-office Xoran MiniCAT™ for ENT scanner gives us immediate access to high-quality, 3D images of your sinuses and ears, allowing us to diagnose and treat you faster. Our certified CT technologists work with our physicians to make sure you get the fast and effective treatment you deserve.
CT scans are integral to proper diagnosis and treatment. Studies have indicated that on site scanning can change the initial diagnosis in up to 75% of cases. Our in-office scanner offers distinct advantages over sending you to a radiology center for the scan. The advantages include:
- Immediate, on-site diagnosis and treatment planning
- Lower radiation dose than conventional CT (5-10 times lower than traditional CT)
- Fast scan times (less than 20 seconds)
- You are comfortably seated during the scan
- It is wheelchair accessible
- The open, patient-friendly design minimizes claustrophobia
By having you sitting in a chair for only 20 seconds, your certified CT technologist at Sacramento Ear, Nose and Throat can do a scan and your physician can then show you a picture of your sinuses on a computer while explaining your condition. The next steps in your treatment plan can be agreed upon right away. And the faster you begin your treatment, the faster you can get relief from your symptoms.
We constantly strive to enhance patient care and convenience. Through the intelligent use of advanced technology administered by our highly qualified staff specialists, our CT Scan Department does just that
Our friendly, certified CT Technologists:
Norma A. Robles, BSRT, CRT, ARRT (R), (M), (CT)
Norma graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1993 with her Bachelors degree in Radiologic Technology. She is a registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Radiology, Mammography and Computed Tomography. After graduating from college, she resided in Southern California working at a level two trauma center. She was an Assistant Professor and Clinical Instructor for the Radiologic Technology Program at CSU, Northridge for 5 years. Her areas of teaching included Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning and Cross-sectional Anatomy for CT and MRI.
In her spare time, Norma enjoys traveling, scuba diving, photography, hiking and her two dogs.
Lloyd Robinson, – CRT, ARRT , R.T., (R)
Lloyd graduated from a state accredited radiology program at Yuba College in Marysville Ca. in 1997. He has AA/AS degree in science/radiology technology and is registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. After graduating, Lloyd took a job at a local hospital were he did his training, and within a few years crossed trained into the field of CT and MRI.
In his spare time Lloyd enjoys playing sports, exotic cars and riding motorcycles.
Alex Nelipovich, CRT, ARRT, R.T., (R)
Alex received his training in U.S. Army. He graduated in April 2005. He has AS degree in computer science from Heald College. After getting his license he got a job at a local hospital, where he received training in CT. Currently Alex works at a level one trauma hospital (UC Davis) where he builds his experience in CT and MRI. He also speaks three languages: English, Russian, and Ukrainian. Alex is looking forward to cross train in MRI.
In his spare time, Alex enjoys sports, traveling, cars, movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Todd L. Cameron – ARRT, CRT , R.T., (R) (CT)
Todd came to Sacramento Ear, Nose and Throat in 2008 with twenty five years experience in radiology. He graduated in 1983 from the Orange Coast College in Cost Mesa, California with an Associates of Science in Radiologic Technology. Todd immediately went to work for the University Of California at Irvine Medical Center, where he worked in all aspects of diagnostic radiology and was crossed trained in C.T (computerized tomography) in 1987. After fifteen years at University of California, Irvine, he transferred to the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento where he also currently works as a C.T. technician. Todd has certification in C.T. with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and he received cross training in Angiography at the University of California, Davis in 1998.
In his spare time, Todd enjoys spending time with his family, golf, kayaking, hiking, and being outdoors.