The computer tomography scan, popularly known as CT scan or CAT scan is a process that allows the doctor to see inside your body. It makes use of several x-rays and a computer, that gives out a clear picture of internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels. They are Whole Body Scanners with fast scanning speed, low dose, and excellent image quality providing all the CT applications. The 3D Dynamic capability helps in the coverage of large body organs. It does all many tests like.
- Whole Body CT Scan.
- Abdomen & Pelvis.
- Brain, Orbit, PNS.
- CT Guided Surgery .
- Spine with 3D CT.
- Joints with 3D CT.
- CT Urogram.
- Dental CT.
- CT Guided Biopsy.
WHY DO YOU PERFORM A CT SCAN?
CT scans provide more detailed images of different types of tissue than the traditional X-rays do, which helps your doctor to locate many medical conditions.
- To detect bone and joint problems such as complex bone fractures or a tumor.
- To spot or see improvement in the condition of cancer, heart disease, emphysema, or liver masses. .
- To reveal internal injuries and bleeding that took place because of an accident.
- Helps the doctor to compare and understand if a certain treatment is working for the patient's problem or not.
HOW IS A CT SCAN PERFORMED?
- Before undergoing the CT scan process, your doctor might ask you to avoid eating or drinking for a few hours prior to the process.
- Once you reach the place, you will be given a gown that you need to wear for the process.
- In the CT scan room, there will a donut-shaped machine with a bed-like seat.
- The radiology technologist will ask you to lie down on the seat and will ask you to stay still as even a slight movement can blur the picture.
- As the seat enters the scanner, you will notice multiple x-rays beaming around your body along with a buzzing or whirring sound.
- The time depends on the body part that needs to be scanned, It takes to a few minutes.