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COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCAN (CT SCAN)

 

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCAN 

(CT SCAN) 

 

Formerly known as a CAT Scan, a CT Scan uses computer-processed combinations of differently angled X-Ray measurements to see the inside of an organ without cutting into it. Additionally, CT Scans are often used in preventative medicine, to screen for diseases. 

Furthermore, this type of scanning can be more beneficial than X-Rays, as they can hone in on one area of the body, leaving out surrounding structures. They also allow the medical team to take a more specialized look at the problem area.

CT Scans are used to detect:

  • Tumors
  • Bone Trauma
  • Hemorrhage
  • Calcifications
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Internal Lung Problems
  • Bronchi Inflammation
  • Blood Vessels (Contrast CT)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Abdominal Diseases
  • Complex Fractures
  • And more
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