Computerized tomography, or CT, uses thin x-ray “slices” to look at small detailed areas of your body.

CAT Scan

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CAT Scan

What is CAT Scan?

A CT scanner transmits throughout the human body a series of narrow straps as it moves through an arch. The distinction is that an X-ray system just carries one laser. The CT scan offers a final snapshot that is more accurate than an X-ray. Thousands of varying degrees of depth can be seen from the CT scanner. In a solid organ, it can see tissues.

Why is a CAT scan done and who needs it?

CT is often the best way to detect many cancers such as hepatic, pulmonary, and pancreatic cancers. This photo helps a surgeon to determine a tumor’s identity, position, size, and how much the surrounding tissue has changed. An examination of the head, for instance, if there is bleeding, swelling of the artery or tumor, can provide important information about the brain.

A CT scan can display an abdominal tumor and swelling or inflammation in neighboring internal organs. The spleen, kidneys, or liver can be lacerated. Since the CT scan identifies suspicious tissue, it is helpful in radiation and biopsy preparation as it is able to offer valuable details about blood supply and other aspects of the vascular system. It can help the physician determine bone injury, bone density, and the strength of the spine of the individual. They can also include valuable details about damage to the legs, feet, and other structural systems of a patient. Also, thin bones and the underlying tissue are easily evident.