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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Overview)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific areas of the body.


Dr. Michael Gabor
1,885 Doctors shared insights

Ct Scan (Overview)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific areas of the body.


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Price of a CT scan?

Price of a CT scan?

Call: Hospital or imaging center and ask them their price. ...Read more

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Ct scan (Tip)

Think twice about that CT Scan - the radiation dose can be about 200 times that of a Chest X Ray! ...See more

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What is CT scan for?

What is CT scan for?

The potential: Indications of CT are numerous. CT can be used to evaluate anatomy and diagnose abnormalities in almost any part of the body. CT can also be used as image guidance for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. CT can also be used to monitor therapeutic responses for certain diseases. ...Read more

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What is an hh CT scan?

What is an hh CT scan?

That is not: Any type of standard CT that I am aware of. ...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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Does CT or cat scan hurt?

Does CT or cat scan hurt?

No: There is no pain unless it's difficult for you to lay flat, during a ct scan. ...Read more

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How accurate is a CT scan?

It depends on: The potential abnormality being assessed, assuming an appropriate and technically adequate CT scan was performed. ...Read more

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How can a CT scan actually work?

How can a CT scan actually work?

Multiple projections: A ct cross-sectional image (slice) is reconstructed from a combination of xrays shot from multiple directions/projections; therefore, there is no overlap of body parts and much better contrast compares to traditional xray images.. ...Read more

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What does "ct scan w/o contrast" mean?

It means: That the CT scan will be performed without the injection of intravenous contrast material. ...Read more

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What does "ct scan w/o contrast" mean?

CT W/O CONTRAST: This is a CT scan pf the body WITHOUT the need of intravenous (IV) contrast. This does not automatically mean that the study may be done without oral contrast (typically in the setting of a CT of the abdomen and pelvis). Depends on what specifically the doctor is trying to assess. ...Read more

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What do black dots on my CT scan mean?

What do black dots on my CT scan mean?

Read/Watch more here: It is unclear exactly what you are asking without seeing the images. Please see whether this article (and it's related articles) can help you refine your question:

http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan. Html. If not, you will be able to upload your images to http://conciergeradiologist. Com for a detailed second opinion within a few weeks. ...Read more

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What is it like getting a CT scan like?

What is it like getting a CT scan like?

Read/Watch more here: Please see these articles (and it's related articles) for a good summary and demonstration of the actual ct scan procedure:

http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan-procedure. Html
http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan. Html

the procedure is very quick. If your ct scan requires contrast, you can learn more about that here:
http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan-with-contrast. Html. ...Read more

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How are mr scan and a CT scan different?

Contrast difference: Ct uses a combination of xrays shot from multiple directions to look at differences in tissue density. Mri uses strong magnetic fields instead of xrays to differentiate tissues and gives much better contrast than ct. Ct is typically used in the acute setting to see if there is blood or major abnormalities. Mri is a more specific exam to differentiate abnormalities such as stroke or tumor. ...Read more

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Are there any risks to getting a CT scan?

Yes: Small radiation exposure. Small risk of reaction to the contrast. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a CT or cat scan done?

Does it hurt to get a CT or cat scan done?

No: Need labs and intravenous dye for some. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

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Could cmml be diagnosed without a CT scan?

Yes: Blood tests and bone marrow biopsy can diagnose CMML. CT may be useful to detect enlarged spleen or adenopathy, but it is not diagnostic. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan without contrast be accurate?

Yes: It depends on what you are looking for. CT scans without contrast are very good at evaluating for kidney stones, evaluating lung nodules, looking at the spine and bones and looking for acute bleeding in the brain. Contrast is better when looking at the solid organs of the abdomen, looking for infections and looking for tumors. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the lower pole region on a CT scan?

"Pole": Is not a region on a CT scan. It is sometimes used to reference individual organs on an imaging study, usually the kidneys or thyroid due to their oblong shape. Lower pole means the lower part of the organ (towards the feet), upper pole means the end of the organ pointing towards your head. ...Read more

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How could this be regarding after a CT scan?

Very sorry: I am very sorry, but I cannot tell what your question is. ...Read more

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I am getting a CT scan what should I expect?

Pretty easy: As in the picture, you will lie on a table which will then slide you into and out of the scanner during the scan. The scanner loos kind of like a big donut. Not nearly as long and narrow as an MRI scanner. Depending on the scan you may be asked to drink barium oral contrast before the scan to opacify the bowel lumen. Also, you may or may not have IV contrast injected during the scan. ...Read more

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I would like help in getting CT scan results?

How: The results should be available from the radiologist who reads the study. Interpreting the results make take the assistance of a clinician. ...Read more

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Brief take on CT Scan results under my files?

HealthTap Prime: There's no way for any of us to see the CT scan you uploaded unless you engage one of the physicians on Healthtap Prime. That is the only way we have access to your chart/ file. More importantly, what was the symptom / sign you were experiencing that prompted you to undergo a CT scan in the first place? The symptom is more important than the scan & a good description can make the scan irrelevant! ...Read more

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What exactly does CT scan with contrast show?

What exactly does CT scan with contrast show?

Read more about it: To learn more about ct scans with contrast and what they show, please check out:
http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan-with-contrast. Html. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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