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Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Overview)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as it is an estimate.


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What is a CT scan?

What is a CT scan?

Please see: radiologyinfo.org for CT scan discussion.

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Dr. Michael Korona
1,789 doctors shared insights

Ct Scan (Overview)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as it is an estimate.


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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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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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What is CT scan used for?

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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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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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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