Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging > Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

A CT scan is an advanced X-ray technique that uses X-ray and computer technology to obtain cross-sectional images of the body, giving detailed information for diagnosis.

CT Abdomen
CT Abdomen Pelvis
CT Sinus Screen
CT Coros

Common uses of CT Scan:

  • Study of the head and neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis as well as the skeleton.
  • Diagnosis of cancers, such as lung, liver and pancreatic cancers; to confirm or exclude the presence of tumour, evaluate its size and location.
  • Identification of injuries to internal organs in case of trauma.
  • A significant role in the detection and diagnosis of cardio-vascular diseases.

Preparations for CT Scan:

  • 4-6 hrs fasting is required for CT Angiography with Calcium Score, CT Scan of Neck, Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis.
  • No special preparation of food restriction is required.
  • A contrast medium may be administered to highlight relevant areas. Depending on the region to be scanned, you may be given oral contrast or intravenous contrast.
  • Inform the radiographer if you suffer from diabetes, mellitus, asthma, heart condition, kidney problems and any drug allergies.

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