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What is CT scan?
CT or CAT scan is a computerized tomography imaging, which is a non-invasive (does not require using the instrument to get into your body part) diagnostic technique. It utilizes x-rays and a 3D computer technology to obtain images of structures such as your bones, blood vessels, and lymph nodes, or organs such as the brain, lungs or liver as the scanner rotates with the x-ray beam around the body. This allows images to be obtained from different views of the same organ inside of your body. The images that are generated are more detailed, as compared to the conventional x-ray method; they are presented as black and white pictures, each showing a slightly different slice or cross-section of your internal organs. This enables the Radiologist Specialist to have a clear picture as to whether a structure or an organ has a disease. CT scan is usually not used for disease screening purposes because of the x-ray radiation; it is commonly used to confirm tumors of the brain and the breasts. The scan may be performed without or with a water-soluble radiographic contrast dye, simply known as contrast, in order to obtain much clearer images.
What is the procedure for CT scan?
- When you enter the scanning room, the Radiology Technologist will administer the contrast if you are having a contrast CT.
- Whether your test is with or without a contrast, you are asked to lie flat on your back on the scanner bed. Sometimes pillows and straps might be used for correct positioning and to help you to remain still.
- The CT scanner is large and box-like or tunnel-like, attached to a flatbed, similar to what is shown below:
- The body is slid into the scanner and numerous x-ray beams attached to set of electronic x-ray detectors rotate around you, as different parts of the body absorb the radiation. Sometimes the bed is detached from the scanner for a spiral rotation of the x-ray beam.
- The body organs and structures are scanned and displayed as slices of images on special computer software. The numerous images are then reassembled in different dimensions to view as 3D images of the inner body parts.