Computed Tomography (CT) is an imaging techniques where tomographic images are produced using computers that process radiographic scans of the body. The images are acquired by an x-ray tube that rotates around the patient, allowing the radiologist to examine all parts of the body.
Why it it prescribed?
A CT scan is able to detect many conditions that conventional x-ray scans do not. It allows for the visualization of many details without the need for surgical intervention. This helps your doctor to make a more accurate diagnosis and suggest further course of treatment.
Is there anything else I should know?
You are requested to bring a copy of the medical history of the patient, including recent lab work reports and any previous imaging scans that may have been prescribed by your doctor.