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How is a CT done exactly ?

How is a CT done exactly ?

Tomographic image: It is a computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images (thin slices). Safe procedure with low radiation and high resolution. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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If first CT negative, why repeat?

If first CT negative, why repeat?

Discuss.: Depends on ct scan indication and area examined. Often close followup testing makes sure there is no change or growth in area of concern. Need more info from your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it that people get burned from CT scans?

Why is it that people get burned from CT scans?

Burn rare accident: Ct scans provide radiation dose 100--250 times higher than a chest x-ray. Very rarely is accidental over irradiation of individual to such an extent that skin burns occur. Quality controls are usually in place to prevent these disasters from happening.Ct scans use far more radiation than conventional x-rays and estimated tresponsible for 70% of medical radiation.Increased cancer risk associated. ...Read more

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What is CT scan for?

What is CT scan for?

Many things: CT scan represents xray examination with cross secitonal imaging of body part.Thin transaxial images are performed of body part, abdomen,, chest, extremity,brainetc. Reconstructions usually performed in coronal / sagittal projections.Sometimes contrast material injected intravenously to identify vascular structures and vascularity of lesions. Sometimes oral ingestion of contrast to assess bowel. ...Read more

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What is an hh CT scan?

What is an hh CT scan?

HH?: Some places are performing coronary artery ct scans to calculate calcium score of the heart. They are using the term heart healthy scan. Amount of calcium can determine your risk of heart attack. Hh can be used as short hand for hiatal hernia. Hernias can be seen on ct chest/ abdomen. ...Read more

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What is a CT cystogram?

Two ways: Sometimes, if there is concern for bladder injury, a catheter is placed in bladder and the bladder is filled with contrast prior to ct. However, it can also be done with a high dose contrast ct protocol. The contrast is given IV and ct images of kidneys, ureter and bladder are then obtained. ...Read more

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What is CT scan used for?

Multiple indications: CT is very widely used in diagnosis, from evaluation of the nervous system to cardiac and lung pathology to abdominal diseases and even musculoskeletal assessments. ...Read more

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What is a CT fistulagram?

What is a CT fistulagram?

A CT of a fistula: Typically, a fistulogram is done by injecting contrast into a fistulous or sinus tract with fluroscopy to see where it goes. If you inject the contrast and then do a ct, you've done a ct fistulogram. ...Read more

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What is EEG and ct?

Two ways of looking: EEG looks at brain function by recording the electrical activity produced by the brain cells. CT looks at the anatomy of the body by using x-rays. A computer is able to transform the x-ray results into a 3d picture, allowing us to see body parts without having to do surgery. ...Read more

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