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What does a cat scan show?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

On the type of scan.
Ct shows detailed anatomy and numerous pathologic processes.

In brief: It depends

On the type of scan.
Ct shows detailed anatomy and numerous pathologic processes.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
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In brief: Ct scans

give cross cut images of the area being scanned.
It depends on what area is being scanned as to what can be seen.

In brief: Ct scans

give cross cut images of the area being scanned.
It depends on what area is being scanned as to what can be seen.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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In brief: Depends where U look

A cat scan typically shows a transverse slice through the body part being scanned based on differences in the attenuation of the x-ray beam by different tissues of the body.
The scan can show tumors, fluid collections (hematomas, abscess, etc.), areas of injury and abnormal anatomy. Lots of things. Modern computers can reconstruct the data to show different views thru the body.

In brief: Depends where U look

A cat scan typically shows a transverse slice through the body part being scanned based on differences in the attenuation of the x-ray beam by different tissues of the body.
The scan can show tumors, fluid collections (hematomas, abscess, etc.), areas of injury and abnormal anatomy. Lots of things. Modern computers can reconstruct the data to show different views thru the body.
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: It depends

It depends on what part you are examining.
A brain ct scan scan show tumors or bleeding, while an abdominal ct scan can show infections such as diverticulitis or obstructions such as small bowel volvulus.

In brief: It depends

It depends on what part you are examining.
A brain ct scan scan show tumors or bleeding, while an abdominal ct scan can show infections such as diverticulitis or obstructions such as small bowel volvulus.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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