CT Scan - the help of injected contrast material check for...

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Learning Issue: CT Scan Michael Holmes A CT scan — also called computerized tomography or just CT — combines a series of X-ray views taken from many different angles to produce cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissues inside your body. The resulting images can be compared to a loaf of sliced bread. Your doctor will be able to look at each of these slices individually or perform additional visualization to make 3-D images. CT scan images provide much more information than do plain X-rays. A CT scan is particularly well suited to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other types of trauma. A CT scan can also visualize the brain and — with
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Unformatted text preview: the help of injected contrast material check for blockages or other problems in your blood vessels. Indicated for: Your doctor may recommend a CT scan to help: Diagnose muscle and bone disorders, such as bone tumors and fractures Pinpoint the location of a tumor, infection or blood clot Guide procedures such as surgery, biopsy and radiation therapy Detect and monitor diseases such as cancer or heart disease Detect internal injuries and internal bleeding Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ct-scan/MY00309...
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