Provides very detailed images of many types of tissue as well as the lungs, bones, and blood vessels.
Fast and simple.
In emergency cases, they can reveal internal injuries and bleeding quickly enough to help save lives.
Less sensitive to patient movement than MRI.
Can be performed if you have an implanted medical device of any kind, unlike MRI.
Provides real-time imaging, making it a good tool for guiding minimally invasive procedures such as needle biopsies and needle aspirations of many areas of the body, particularly the lungs, abdomen, pelvis and bones.
Diagnosis determined by CT scanning may eliminate the need for exploratory surgery