Computerized tomography (CT scan) also called CT, combines a series of X-ray views taken from many different angles and computer processing to create cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissues inside your body.
Why It Is Done
A CT sweep can be utilized to study all parts of your body, for example, the midsection, stomach, pelvis, or an arm or leg.
It can take pictures of body organs, for example, the liver, pancreas, entrails, kidneys, bladder, adrenal organs, lungs, and heart.
It additionally can study veins, bones, and the spinal line. Fluoroscopy CT is an uncommon test that is not broadly accessible.
It utilizes a consistent light emission beams to take a gander at development inside the body. It permits the specialist to see your organs move or to guide a biopsy needle or other instrument into the correct place inside your body.
- A CT scan can discover a tumor in the pancreas or irritation of the pancreas.
- A CT scan can discover tumors or broadened adrenal organs.
- A CT scan can be utilized to check for a harm to the spleen or the measure of the spleen.
- A CT scan can search for issues of the arms or legs, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, lower leg, or foot.
Prior to CT Scan
Before the CT scan tells your doctor if you:
- Are or might be pregnant.
- Are allergic to any medicines, including iodine dyes.
- Have a heart condition, such as heart failure.
- Have diabetes or take metformin (Glucophage) for your diabetes. You may have to adjust your medicine for a day before and after the test.
- Have had kidney problems.
- Have asthma.
- Have had multiple myeloma.
- Have had an X-ray test using barium contrast material (such as a barium enema) in the past 4 days. Barium shows up on X-ray films and makes it hard to see the picture clearly.
- Become very nervous in small spaces. You need to lie still inside the CT scanner, so you may need a medicine (sedative) to help you relax.