CT Scans


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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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Patient discussion about CT Scans

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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Despite recent negative publicity, there are imaging centers where I live that write whole-body CT scan prescriptions for walk-in "patients" who simply request the procedure.
The CT scans have suggested the King was a healthy, yet slightly built 19-year-old, standing 5ft 6in tall, at the time of his death.
The three teams worked separately in creating their reconstructions - the Americans and French working from a plastic skull, and the Egyptians working directly from the CT scans which could distinguish different densities of soft tissue and bone.
Diagnostic CT scans are different: "Number one, you're targeting a body part, not scanning the whole body," he said.
This US FDA evaluated data from the company's multi-centre, prospective clinical study of 1,947 individual blood samples from adults with suspected mTBI/concussion and reviewed the performance by comparing mTBI/concussion blood tests results with CT scan results.
According to a handout issued here, he inspected different sections of CT scan room and was also briefed about the facility.
Due to the CT scan machines, the element of blackmailing would come to an end as I am personally supervising the on-going reforms program, he added.
Though huge data is available that demonstrates correlation between necrosis of pancreas appreciated upon CT scan and eventual need of intervention, but all this data is based upon CT scans done later in the course of disease.
They demonstrated that craniotomy or decompressive craniectomy, GCS of 8 or less and absence of basal cisterns on pre-operative CT scans were highly predictive of new findings on follow-up CT scans and they have favoured that routine CT should be obtained after craniotomy or decompressive craniectomy.
The CT scans were performed in the radiology department using a General Electric (GE) multislice CT scanner.
Studies have emphasized that identifying those patients with headache who do not require neuroimaging may reduce the use of CT scans in situations of little benefit3.
Lee and Kupperman (1) noted that if the guidelines are applied appropriately, the use of unnecessary CT scans could be reduced significantly.