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Computed Tomography, more commonly known as a CT or CAT scan, is a diagnostic medical imaging test. Like traditional x-rays, it produces multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body.
A CT scan generates images that can be reformatted in multiple planes. It can even generate three-dimensional images. Your doctor can review these images on a computer monitor, print them on film or via a 3D printer, or transfer them to a CD or DVD.
CT images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels provide greater detail than traditional x-rays. This is especially true for soft tissues and blood vessels.
Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
Radiologists and radiation oncologists often use the CT examination to:
Quickly identify injuries to the lungs, heart and vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys, bowel or other internal organs in cases of trauma.
Guide biopsies and other procedures such as abscess drainages and minimally invasive tumor treatments.
Stage, plan and properly administer radiation treatments for tumors as well as monitor response to chemotherapy.
Plan for and assess the results of surgery, such as organ transplants or gastric bypass.
Measure bone mineral density for the detection of osteoporosis.
CT scanning is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate. In emergency cases, it can reveal internal injuries and bleeding quickly enough to help save lives.
Tell your doctor if there’s a possibility you are pregnant and discuss any recent illnesses, medical conditions, medications you’re taking, and allergies. You will be instructed not to eat or drink anything for a few hours beforehand. If you have a known allergy to contrast material, your doctor may prescribe medications to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction. Leave jewellery at home and wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown.
Apollo Clinic, Ulubari brings you the most advanced & secures CT SCAN facility with state-of-the-art imaging devices. It’s cost effective and conducted by our expert in-house Radiologist. Get your hands on timely & accurate results for your CT SCAN.