Computed topography of the body uses special x-ray equipment in order to help detecting a variety of diseases and conditions. CT scanning is painless, noninvasive, fast and accurate. In emergency cases, CT can find out internal injuries and bleeding quick enough to help saving lives. It’s a diagnostic medical test, more like traditional x-rays, which generates multiple images or pictures of the insides of the human body.

The cross-sectional images produced during a CT scan can be reformatted in multiple planes, and can even generate three-dimensional (3D) images. These images can be viewed on a monitor, printed on film or transferred to a CD or DVD.

CT images of internal organs, soft tissue, bones, and blood vessels typically offer greater detail than traditional X-rays, particularly of blood vessels and soft tissues. Using state of the art equipment and expertise to create as well as interpret CT scans of the body, our expert radiologists at Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Radio Diagnostics & Imaging easily diagnose the problems such as cancer, infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal diseases.

Procedure

The technologist begins by positioning the patient on the CT examination table, usually lying flat on the back. Pillows and straps may be used in order to help you maintain the correct position and remain still during the exam.

Many scanners are quick enough that children can be scanned without sedation. In some cases, sedation can be used to keep children still. Motion causes blurring of the images and degrades the quality of the examination the same way that it affects photographers. The table is then moved slowly through the machines as the actual CT scanning is performed. Depending more on the type of CT scan, the machine may make several passes.

After the examination being completed, the patient may be asked to wait until the images taken are verified by the technologist, regarding their quality for accurate interpretation. The duration of the procedure is around 30 minutes.

 

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