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Is a spiral (helical) computerized tomography CT of the chest the same thing as a high-resolution CT scan?

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Dr. William Nyman
Radiology
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In brief: No

Essentially all ct now is spiral.
High resolution ct of the chest is a special exam to evaluate the lung tissue using very fine slices and special image manipulation to see fine detail in the tubes and air sacs of the lung.

In brief: No

Essentially all ct now is spiral.
High resolution ct of the chest is a special exam to evaluate the lung tissue using very fine slices and special image manipulation to see fine detail in the tubes and air sacs of the lung.
Dr. William Nyman
Dr. William Nyman
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In brief: No

The term "spiral ct" is basically a generic descriptor of almost any ct examination performed today as sequential scanners are rarely, if ever, still in use.
"high-resolution ct scans" are ct exams using a specific protocol designed to evaluate the lungs. The main indication for this exam is to evaluate for interstitial lung disease/fibrosis.

In brief: No

The term "spiral ct" is basically a generic descriptor of almost any ct examination performed today as sequential scanners are rarely, if ever, still in use.
"high-resolution ct scans" are ct exams using a specific protocol designed to evaluate the lungs. The main indication for this exam is to evaluate for interstitial lung disease/fibrosis.
Dr. Constantine Raptis
Dr. Constantine Raptis
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: See below

They can often be the same thing---when in doubt---ask the doctor who ordered your test.

In brief: See below

They can often be the same thing---when in doubt---ask the doctor who ordered your test.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Dr. Tracy Lovell
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