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For the non-medical practitioner, trying to explain what a CT scan does can pose a little bit of a challenge. Sooner or later though, you might have to undergo this investigative procedure for one reason or the other. But I am pretty sure that you have somehow come across the image of a CT machine in a movie or TV show in time past.

For Taylor, his first exposure to a CT scan was at the age of 55 and it was for a good reason. Before this experience, he had suddenly developed an unexplained weakness on the left side of his body and he was finding it difficult to speak clearly. Following the arrival of an ambulance, Taylor was immediately rushed to the ER where a CT scan was ordered.
Thanks to the CT scan, a definitive diagnosis of a stroke was made and he was able to commence treatment and rehabilitation without delay. Taylor is now 58yrs and he has gained full control of his body due to the prompt diagnosis and treatment he received at that time.

Like Taylor, many people have also benefitted from the diagnostic help of a CT scan. It is one of the top investigations that doctors recommend when necessary. Let?s find out why.

Here is what a CT scanner looks like

The Computed Tomography scan simply called a CT scan is a non-intrusive procedure that employs the use of a computer to generate and process x-ray images that have been captured from different angles of the same object to produce what we refer to as a cross-sectional image.

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It is different from some other forms of medical imaging procedures such as the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan since it allows the observer to have multiple views of an area of the body without cutting it open.

The machine looks like a large roll of doughnut with a tunnel in the center.

Q. What can CT scans detect ?

If you find yourself in an orthopedic clinic or your doctor believes that you might have suffered an internal injury, the chance that you will be referred to get a CT scan done is pretty high.
A computed tomography scan can detect issues with the joints and bones including fractures and bone tumors.
It can also detect clots in the blood, excess fluid in organs and tumors in delicate parts of the body.

A CT scan can be conducted on the brain, kidney, chest, and lungs to check for brain damage, kidney stones, or tumors in the lung field.

Here is why you may benefit from a CT Scan

You may require a CT scan when you are experiencing symptoms of bone or muscle disorders such as pain, weakness or recurrent fractures.

In people with suspicions of cancer in the lungs and bone marrow, a CT scan can show the various dimensions of a tumor from its, shape to its size and possible location within the organ under observation.

Most people who undergo CT scans are always instructed to do such by their doctors who may have observed certain telltale signs or symptoms.

Q. How is it different from an MRI ?

It is impossible to talk about the computed tomography scan without making mention of other related scans.

One of the closest scans to the CT scan is the MRI scan. They have their similarities and differences.

One key distinction is that while MRI scans use magnetic fields and radio frequency pulses to capture anatomical images, CT scans employ x- rays to capture and produce the pictures of the organ or body part under observation.

Q. Which is better - An MRI or CT scan ?

There is no way to measure which of these diagnostic procedures is better, as they are all appropriate depending on the part of the body that needs to be scanned.

However, for those who are afraid of exposure to the x- rays from CT scans, MRI scans are the safer option. However, CT scans offer better images for dense tissues like the bone while MRI scans are great for viewing soft tissues like the brain.

Generally, MRI scans seem to deliver clearer and more precise images, and sometimes doctors always recommend an MRI after successive CT scans. This quality gives them an edge over CT scans.

Preparing for a CT Scan

Before the scan, patients could be advised to abstain from food for about three hours before the procedure and only drink clear liquids. There is an exception for people with diabetes, who are allowed to eat light food within 3 hours before the scan.

In a few cases, you may be given a contrast to help improve the quality of the images.

This special dye or contrast may be swallowed in the form of a drink, or injected into a blood vessel, depending on the target organ.

Patients who ingest contrast dyes moments before the CT scan are always encouraged to drink water after the procedure as it helps with flushing out the dyes from their system.

Depending on your size, you are required to drink as much as six to eight glassful of water to aid the flushing process.

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During the scan

In the course of the scan, you'll be asked to lie your back on the narrow table that passes into the scanner.

Unlike the MRI machine, a CT scan is noisy and you shouldn?t feel claustrophobic.

So, just relax. The whole process will be over within 15-20 minutes.

How long does it take to get results from a CT scan ?

Timing for getting a CT results depends on a few factors like severity of the issue, and the presence or absence of bureaucratic process within hospital departments.

It is almost impossible to get your results directly in a day; it often involves a few days to weeks, depending on the clarity of the initial results and the recommendations from your doctors. However, the images from the scan are always ready after the procedure.

Q. What are the side effects of a CT scan ?

CT scans are safe so far there are no cases of prolonged exposure to x-rays.

The usual complaint some users have mentioned is the discomfort often associated with lying still for a long time or the pain that arises from the in-vitro injection of contrast dyes.

The few side effects are usually related to the ingestion of contrast and these can include unusual abdominal pains and cramps, constipation and diarrhea, nausea and vomiting as well as headaches in a few people.

Q. Is it harmful in the long run ?

Most scans that make use of x- rays have a few harmful effects when there is a history of high and unnecessarily prolonged exposure.

Whilst doctors do not always recommend a consistent exposure to CT scans, it is advised that a single CT scan is just enough for a year and with not more than 25 exposures in a lifetime to reduce the chance of getting cancer.

CT scan and pregnancy

There is no denying that there is some degree of reluctance by physicians when the need arises to expose the mother and unborn child to radiation.

It is generally safe to inform your physician if you are pregnant as there is a little chance the x-rays could harm your baby.

Nonetheless, there haven't been any reported cases of a child been affected by the radiation from a CT scan.

For the non-medical practitioner, trying to explain what a CT scan does can pose a little bit of a challenge. Sooner or later though, you might have to undergo this investigative procedure for one reason or the other. But I am pretty sure that you have somehow come across the image of a CT machine in a movie or tv show in time past.

For Taylor, his first exposure to a CT scan was at the age of 55 and it was for a good reason. Before this experience, he had suddenly developed an unexplained weakness on the left side of his body and he was finding it difficult to speak clearly. Following the arrival of an ambulance, Taylor was immediately rushed to the ER where a CT scan was ordered.

Thanks to the CT scan, a definitive diagnosis of a stroke was made and he was able to commence treatment and rehabilitation without delay. Taylor is now 58yrs and he has gained full control of his body due to the prompt diagnosis and treatment he received at that time.

Like Taylor, many people have also benefitted from the diagnostic help of a CT scan. It is one of the top investigations that doctors recommend when necessary. Let?s find out why.

Here is what a CT scanner looks like

The Computed Tomography scan simply called a CT scan is a non-intrusive procedure that employs the use of a computer to generate and process x-ray images that have been captured from different angles of the same object to produce what we refer to as a cross-sectional image.

It is different from some other forms of medical imaging procedures such as the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan since it allows the observer to have multiple views of an area of the body without cutting it open.

The machine looks like a large roll of doughnut with a tunnel in the center.

What can CT scans detect?

If you find yourself in an orthopedic clinic or your doctor believes that you might have suffered an internal injury, the chance that you will be referred to get a CT scan done is pretty high.

A computed tomography scan can detect issues with the joints and bones including fractures and bone tumors.

It can also detect clots in the blood, excess fluid in organs and tumors in delicate parts of the body.

A CT scan can be conducted on the brain, kidney, chest, and lungs to check for brain damage, kidney stones, or tumors in the lung field.

Here is why you may benefit from a CT Scan

You may require a CT scan when you are experiencing symptoms of bone or muscle disorders such as pain, weakness or recurrent fractures.

In people with suspicions of cancer in the lungs and bone marrow, a CT scan can show the various dimensions of a tumor from its, shape to its size and possible location within the organ under observation.

Most people who undergo CT scans are always instructed to do such by their doctors who may have observed certain telltale signs or symptoms.

How is it different from an MRI?

It is impossible to talk about the computed tomography scan without making mention of other related scans.

One of the closest scans to the CT scan is the MRI scan. They have their similarities and differences.

One key distinction is that while MRI scans use magnetic fields and radiofrequency pulses to capture anatomical images, CT scans employ x- rays to capture and produce the pictures of the organ or body part under observation.

Which is better - An MRI or CT scan?

There is no way to measure which of these diagnostic procedures is better, as they are all appropriate depending on the part of the body that needs to be scanned.

However, for those who are afraid of exposure to the x- rays from CT scans, MRI scans are the safer option. However, CT scans offer better images for dense tissues like the bone while MRI scans are great for viewing soft tissues like the brain.

Generally, MRI scans seem to deliver clearer and more precise images, and sometimes doctors always recommend an MRI after successive CT scans. This quality gives them an edge over CT scans.

Preparing for a CT Scan

Before the scan, patients could be advised to abstain from food for about three hours before the procedure and only drink clear liquids. There is an exception for people with diabetes, who are allowed to eat light food within 3 hours before the scan.

In a few cases, you may be given a contrast to help improve the quality of the images.

This special dye or contrast may be swallowed in the form of a drink, or injected into a blood vessel, depending on the target organ.

Patients who ingest contrast dyes moments before the CT scan are always encouraged to drink water after the procedure as it helps with flushing out the dyes from their system.

Depending on your size, you are required to drink as much as six to eight glassful of water to aid the flushing process.

During the scan

In the course of the scan, you'll be asked to lie your back on the narrow table that passes into the scanner.

Unlike the MRI machine, a CT scan is noisy and you shouldn?t feel claustrophobic.

So, just relax. The whole process will be over within 15-20minues.

How long does it take to get results from a CT scan?

Timing for getting a CT results depends on a few factors like severity of the issue, and the presence or absence of bureaucratic process within hospital departments.

It is almost impossible to get your results directly in a day; it often involves a few days to weeks, depending on the clarity of the initial results and the recommendations from your doctors. However, the images from the scan are always ready after the procedure.

What are the side effects of a CT scan?

Ct scans are safe so far there are no cases of prolonged exposure to x-rays.

The usual complaint some users have mentioned is the discomfort often associated with lying still for a long time or the pain that arises from the in-vitro injection of contrast dyes.

The few side effects are usually related to the ingestion of contrast and these can include unusual abdominal pains and cramps, constipation and diarrhea, nausea and vomiting as well as headaches in a few people.

Is it harmful in the long run?

Most scans that make use of x- rays have a few harmful effects when there is a history of high and unnecessarily prolonged exposure.

Whilst doctors do not always recommend a consistent exposure to CT scans, it is advised that a single CT scan is just enough for a year and with not more than 25 exposures in a lifetime to reduce the chance of getting cancer.

CT scan and pregnancy

There is no denying that there is some degree of reluctance by physicians when the need arises to expose the mother and unborn child to radiation.

It is generally safe to inform your physician if you are pregnant as there is a little chance the x-rays could harm your baby.

Nonetheless, there haven't been any reported cases of a child been affected by the radiation from a CT scan."

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Know About CT Scan

CT Scan or Computed Tomography scan is a diagnostic imaging test which is used to create fully detailed images of bones, organs, blood vessels and soft tissues. CT Scan images can be further reformatted in several planes and can also be converted into 3D images. Since CT Scan images help to detect and confirm major problems in organs and bones, CT scans are the best way to detect several types of cancers. It is an accurate, fast and non invasive procedure which helps to reveal various internal injuries as well as bleeding, thus aiding in saving lives.

The term computed tomography (CT) is mostly referred to as to X-ray CT, because it is the most popularly known form. But there are various others form of CT scans as well and some of them include Positron emission tomography (PET) as well as Single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT). In the last two decades, the use of CT Scan technology or test has increased rapidly. Millions of CT scans are performed every year in most developed countries to detect diseases and illnesses.

There are various kinds of CT scans and some include the following: CT Scan CERVICO THORACIC SPINE, CT Scan KUB WITH CONTRAST, CT Scan BRAIN, CT Scan BREAST etc.

As clear from the above given information, CT scan is an extremely useful test and an important tool in medical imaging. The following are some of its common uses:

  1. CT Scan for head test can be used to detect tumors, bone trauma, infarction and calcifications etc.

  2. CT Scan for lungs can be used to detect both chronic as well as acute changes in the internal of the lungs.

  3. Cardiac CT Scan test combined with subsection rotation can be used to obtain images of coronary arteries.

  4. CT Scan pulmonary angiogram can be used to detect pulmonary embolism to get images to pulmonary arteries.

  5. Pelvic and abdominal CT Scan is an excellent test to diagnose various abdominal diseases. It can help detect cancers and stages of cancers.

  6. It helps to image complex kinds of fractures, especially those which are around the area of the joints. It also helps to recognize dislocations and ligamentous injuries.

  1. CT Scan test helps to determine which surgeries are needed or required.

  2. CT Scan helps to reduce the requirement of exploratory surgeries.

  3. CT Scan has also proved to improve cancer diagnoses as well as treatment.

  4. CT scan helps to reduce the length of time one has to spend in hospitals due to tests and diagnoses process.

  5. CT Scan provides the exact location and nature of illness or injury, thus making the process of treatment easier for doctors.

  6. CT Scan also helps improve patient placement into the right areas of care like ICU etc.

  7. In case of emergency situations, CT scan quickly helps to assess the condition and thus provide needed treatment rapidly, thus helping in saving lives.

Preparation for CT scan diagnostic test may differ from case to case, depending upon which body part shall be going for the scan. The following are some of the things you may be required to do in order to prepare for it:

  1. You may be asked to remove some or all of your clothing items and wear a gown given by the hospital to you.

  2. You will also be asked to remove any and all metal objects like jewellery items, belts, eyeglasses, dentures etc which may come in the way of the test or scan in any way.

  3. Sometimes doctors also advise not to drink or eat anything for a few hours just before the scan or test.

A special dye which is known as contrast material is required for CT scans which help to highlight the body parts or organs which will be going under scan. What this material does is that it helps in blocking the x rays and comes as white in the images obtained. This white color can help emphasize on the organs or vessels etc.

  1. During a CT scan, a person is exposed to ionizing radiation for a brief period of time. The scan uses more radiation than an X ray since it is a more detailed information gathering scan. However there are no long term harm of these radiations. But there is a small potential to increase the risk cancer.

  2. Pregnant women must avoid going for CT Scans since these tests can pose possible risk to unborn children. The radiation can injure the baby in the womb.

  3. Although this is very rare, but some people may experience reaction to the contrast material which is used in CT Scans. The contrast material is injected in the vein of the arm and may sometimes cause life threatening allergies or reactions.

They use a narrow X-ray beam that circles around one part of your body. This provides a series of images from many different angles. A computer uses this information to create a cross-sectional picture. Like one piece in a loaf of bread, this two-dimensional (2D) scan shows a ?slice? of the inside of your body.

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few minutes to a half-hour.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How you prepare for a CT scan depends on which part of your body is being scanned. You may be asked to remove your clothing and wear a hospital gown. You?ll need to remove any metal objects, such as jewelry, that might interfere with image results. Some CT scans require you to drink a contrast liquid before the scan or have contrast injected into a vein in your arm during the scan. A contrast medium blocks X-rays and appears white on images, which can help emphasize blood vessels, bowel or other structures. If your test involves a contrast medium, your doctor may ask you to fast for a few hours before the test.

Yes, please take medicines before the CT scan, with the exception of diabetic medicines. Consult your physician before the test for instructions.

During the CT scan, you lie on a narrow table that slides through the opening of the gantry. You may lie on your back, side or stomach, depending on the area to be scanned. The table can be raised or lowered. Straps and pillows may help you stay in position. During a CT scan of the head, the table may be fitted with a special cradle that holds your head still. CT scans are painless. If your exam involves use of an intravenous contrast medium, you may feel a brief sensation of heat or experience a metallic taste in your mouth. If you receive the contrast medium through an enema ? to help highlight your lower gastrointestinal region ? you may feel a sense of fullness or cramping. After the exam you can return to your normal routine. If you were given a contrast medium, your doctor, a nurse or the CT technologist performing the scan may give you special instructions. You may be asked to wait for a short time in the radiology department to ensure that you feel well after the exam. After the scan, you?ll likely be told to drink lots of fluids to help your kidneys remove the medium from your body.

A CT scan ? also called Computerized Tomography or just CT?is an X-ray technique that produces images of your body that visualize internal structures in cross section rather than the overlapping images typically produced by conventional X-ray exams. CT scans use an X-ray unit that rotates around your body and a powerful computer. The result with CT scans is a set of cross-sectional images, like slices, of the inside of your body.

Expect the exam to last no longer than an hour, depending on the preparation needed and whether it includes the use of a contrast medium. The scan itself may take less than a minute on the newest machines. Most scans take just a few minutes to complete.

CT scans are similar to those of conventional X-rays. During the CT scan, you?re briefly exposed to radiation. But doctors and other scientists believe that CT scans provide enough valuable information to outweigh the associated risks.