Computed tomography(16 slices)
- A diagnostic imaging test that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to create cross-sectional images (often called slices), horizontally and vertically, of the body.
- A CT scan shows detailed medical images of the bones, muscles, fat, blood vessels and organs.
- study the chest, abdomen and pelvis because it provides detailed views of bone, tissue and blood vessels
- examine the brain
- diagnose and treat different cancers throughout the body
- detect and diagnose vascular diseases that can lead to stroke, kidney failure and death
- diagnose and treat joint, spinal and other skeletal conditions
- image coronary arteries
- identify traumatic injuries to internal organs, guide biopsies, plan for and assess surgeries, plan for radiation treatments
- guide radiologists when performing biopsies or providing treatments.
As a result, CT scans are very detailed and help physicians diagnose many conditions that may not be as easily diagnosed with other imaging methods like X-ray or ultrasound.