Does anyone know what I will learn if computerized axial tomography?

CT scan. Also known as a ct scan, this is a very common test used to evaluate a broad range of diseases. Depending on what the ordering doctor is looking for, the test may be done without and/or with intravenous contrast/oral contrast.

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What is the definition or description of: computerized axial tomography?

CT scan. Axial sections are obtained perpendicular to the long axis of the body -- like slicing a loaf of bread. Ct, or computerized tomography does this non-invasively with x-rays and a method called filtered back projection. In other words, the x-rays are measured on the way out of your body, and the different measurements are used to create pictures of your body and internal organs. Read more...
CT or CAT scan. X-rays of the body are taken from multiple projections and the information is fed into a computer. The computer takes the data and translates it into pictures that are cross-sections (or axial images) of the body part being studied. It's like the body is sliced like a loaf of bread allowing doctors to see detailed images of the inside of the body. Read more...

Why not perform full body computerized axial tomography scans on everyone with major diseases?

Poor use of resource. In addition to the risk of radiation exposure, cost, and inefficient use of healthcare resources, it often reveals incidental findings that have no impact on patient's health and triggers additional testing. Read more...