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Computed tomography (CT) Scans

An imaging technique in which cross-sectional x rays of the body are compiled to create a three-dimensional image of the body's internal structures.
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Q. I get bad headaches had ct scans and m.r.i. even sinus surgery, suffering 2yrs now, dizzness occurs too..

A. If all prior medical investigations turned out normal, and sinus surgery didn't help relieve your symptoms, I would suggest the reason for your headaches is probably migraine attacks, that can cause severe headaches, and no CT scan or MRI can diagnose them. The diagnosis is made clinically, by your doctor. Migraine headaches can be eased by proper medications, before and during an attack. You should consult a neurologist.

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After taking informed consent and relevant history, all the subjects underwent pre-contrast and contrast-enhanced abdominal CT scan using a multi-slice spiral CT device.
The installation of the CT scan makes Busia the 14th county to acquire the latest model.
Due to untiring efforts of Board of Governors for making the institution one of the best and equipped with state of the art technology for the best interest of patient care as well as post graduate trainees, they approved the latest CT Scan 160 slice whole body model aquilion-Prime, make Toshiba ( a canon group company) Country of origin and manufacturer is Japan.
Over-ordering of unnecessary CT scans increases the duration of stay in ER which not only wastes the precious time of the health care providers working in the ED but also increases the exposure of such patients to various hospital acquired infections, which in most cases are drug resistant and hard to treat, thus increasing the overall morbidity and mortality in the population.9 Additionally it leads to overcrowding of the ED causing significant problems in delivery of quality services to the more deserving patients.1 One important reason for the overuse of CT services in the ED is the increased pressure on the ED physicians to make rapid and precise diagnosis in the shortest possible time.
This situation persisted till mid-2018 and during this time period of more than seven months the patients were forced to get tests from the private CT scan machines at high rates.
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