full-body CT scan


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full-body CT scan

Imaging A self-explanatory procedure which, in absence of valid clinical criteria, is probably useless. See X-ray.
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Later the body was taken to Royal Liverpool Hospital mortuary where a full-body CT scan revealed what appeared to be three bullets, one in the abdomen and two in the head.
Anyway, two months later, he started to complain general malaise and gait imbalance, and the full-body CT scan showed increased intracerebral tumor mass with a new focal lesion and systemic metastasis involving the lungs, liver, and adrenal gland (Figures 5 and 6); the serum levels of beta-hCG were 12.713 UI/L.
Dr John Gorst, a consultant in intensive care and anaesthesia, told the jury an initial full-body CT scan found Miss Evemy had a swollen brain caused by "profound lack of oxygen to the brain" during cardiac arrest.
Researchers called for more satellites to study the invisible phenomenon of "dark lightning," which could potentially produce the gamma ray radiation equivalent of a full-body CT scan in an airplane.
I was admittedly taken aback when I learned that a full-body CT scan was the equivalent to about 1000 chest radiographs.
TABLE 1 Examples of Pricing Differences Based on Location In China City Description of Procedure Charge Rate Extra Charges Beijing Full-body CT scan $40.8 Film, contrast (including enhanced scan) media, high- pressure injector usage Shanghai Full-body CT scan enhanced $43.4 Film, contrast (original equipment) media and high- pressure injector usage Guangzhou Enhanced CT scan $65.8 Contrast media (Film and injector usage included)
(4) A single screening mammogram provides 3 mSv of radiation, while a full-body CT scan provides a radiation dose almost 100 times higher.
A medic said a full-body CT scan was not ordered and that Mr Schofield should have been treated differently.
Full-body CT scans of 22 mummies dating from 2,000 to 3,500 years ago turned up 16 with hearts or arteries preserved enough to study.
They conducted full-body CT scans of the 3,300-year-old mummy and found no evidence of a blow to the head or chest.
In increasing numbers, Americans are opting for high-speed, full-body CT scans that can find tiny tumors, weak spots on blood vessels, and areas of heart disease often before symptoms emerge and the condition threatens survival.
Brenner and Elliston4 estimated that the radiation dose from full-body CT scans results in a mean effective radiation dose of 12 mSv.