CT scan- a revolutionary diagnostic imaging modality



CT scan is a type of diagnostic modality in which ionising radiations are utilised. These ionising radiations are sent to your body that help in representing detailed pictures of internal structures of your body. These images are displayed on the computer attached to the CT scan machine. CT scan as a diagnostic modality is quite often used as an emergency scan option because of its availability and easy to use technique. 

A CT scan can appreciate various body structures including the heart, brain, spleen, liver, intestines, muscles, blood vessels, kidney, bones etc. any problem pertaining to different body structures and organs can be diagnosed using these scan images. 

CT scan center near you can help diagnose various problems and conditions. These uses may encompass

  • Diagnose muscle conditions 
  • Diagnosing bone conditions  including bone tumors 
  • Detect bone breaks or fractures.
  • Viewing tumour or infection 
  • Blood clots can be appreciated by this scan.
  • This scan can help guide various procedures including surgery, biopsy or radiation therapy.
  • It can help find and view the disease or condition’s progress including that of cancer, lung nodules, heart disease, liver masses, etc.
  • It can help determine the efficiency and working of certain treatments, including that of cancer treatment.
  • It can help find internal injuries 
  • Internal bleeding occuring inside your body can be evaluated by this scan. These usually occur after a trauma.
  • Certain types of cancer and benign (noncancerous) tumours.
  • Any type of Heart disease can be evaluated.
  • Certain bowel disorders including appendicitis, blockages, diverticulitis, or Crohn’s disease can also be diagnosed using this scan.
  • Certain kidney stones can also be appreciated by this technique.
  • Brain injuries can be viewed using the scan.
  • Spinal cord injuries can also be evaluated by this scan.

How to Prepare For The CT Scan?

Depending on the required area to be scanned and examined, you will be given certain specific instructions. Some general instructions that you should follow are given below:

  • You might need to wear a hospital gown instead of your clothes.
  • You will need to take off any metal ornament or object including belts, dentures, jewellery and eyeglasses. If you do not remove these ornaments, they might interfere with the scanning and result in artifacts. This will alter the diagnosis and treatmnet plan.
  • You might be asked to not eat anything or drink anything for a few hours before getting your scan done if in case you are getting contrast based CT scan.
  • You should inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You should be informed if you are on any medication for some disease.

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