Computerized tomography, often called a CT or CAT scan, is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat many medical conditions. CT scans produce cross-sectional images inside the body. These images are studied to determine the appropriate next steps.
CT scans of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular X-ray exams. By using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can diagnose or detect problems such as:
This procedure is painless. Here is a list of things to do to prepare for your CT scan:
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