CT scans show bones and soft tissues inside the body. Medical professionals can view the images individually or as an entire view in 3D. This type of technology is extremely valuable to doctors needing to make decisions very quickly.
What Are CT Scans Commonly Used For?
A CT scan can be used to examine every part of your body, including:
Chest, belly, brain, pelvis, arm, leg, liver, pancreas, intestines, kidneys, bladder, adrenal glands, lungs, heart, blood vessels, bones, and the spinal cord
During a CT scan, you will be asked to lie flat on a table. The table will be moved through a donut-shaped tube. The tube will move around the body and collect images from a variety of angles. Iodine contrast is sometimes used to make any clots or irregularities more clear.
CT scans are often used for situations where quick action is needed, such as possible internal injuries from a car accident or other types of trauma. CT scans can be useful in many situations including: