Computed tomography or CT scan (previously known as CAT scan, the "A" standing for "axial") uses a high amount of ionizing radiation (in the form of X-rays) in conjunction with a computer to create images of both soft and hard tissues.
These images look as though the patient was sliced like bread (thus, "tomography" - "tomo" means "slice"). The machine looks similar to an MRI machine, but is not related.
The exams are generally short, most lasting only as long as a breath-hold.
A CT scan can be used to study all parts of your body, such as the brain,chest, abdomen, pelvis, or an arm or leg. It can take pictures of body organs, such as the liver,pancreas, intestines, kidneys, bladder, adrenal glands, lungs, and heart. It also can study blood vessels, bones, and the spinal cord.
It combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. A CT scan is used to define normal and abnormal structures in the body with high resolution images.
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64 Multislices CT ( MDCT):
What is an advantages of 64 multi slice CT or (64MDCT)
What you need to do for CT examination.
- Patient must be in the department 15 minute earlier.
- Patient with medication must inform the radiographer on duty.
- Radio opaque should be removed.