CT Scan on the Brain
Used in cases of trauma, headaches, and brain pathology This is used to take pictures of the head from many different angles. The pictures provide a detailed, cross-sectional view of specific areas of the brain. It shows changes in bone better than any other imaging method. It is also the only scanning technique that shows images of bone, blood vessels and soft tissue at the same time. A CT scan is often used in emergency rooms because it can be performed quickly to screen people who have had some type of trauma, a stroke or other life-threatening condition.
Used in patients suffering from trauma, kidney stones, cancer staging or other pathology. This scan creates detailed pictures of the structures inside the abdomen. The test may be used to study blood vessels, identify masses and tumors and look for infections such as kidney stones and appendicitis.
A diagnostic tool useful in investigating the presence of pulmonary embolus and other lung conditions. This CT may be recommended when there is a need for examination of the structures inside the chest. Other common reasons to have this scan are the presence of a chest injury, investigation of a tumour or investigating bleeding or fluid collections in the lungs or other areas.
Process: During a CT scan, you lie still on a table. The table slowly passes through the center of a large X-ray machine. The test is painless. During some tests you receive a contrast dye, which makes parts of your body show up better in the image.
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