CT Scans

What is CT Scan ?

A Computerized Tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do.

Why CT Scan is Required?

Your doctor may recommend a CT scan for a variety of reasons:

  • To detect internal injuries and bleeding, such as those caused by accident or a fall
  • To identify the exact location of a tumor, infection or blood clot
  • To guide in some medical procedures such as surgery, biopsy and radiation therapy
  • To Diagnose muscle and bone disorders, like bone tumors and fractures

CT Angiography is used for diagnosis to show very detailed pictures inside your head, neck, body, legs, and arms.
CT coronary angiogram is mainly used to check for narrowed or blocked arteries in the heart (coronary artery disease). In addition, it also checks for other heart conditions.

Abdomen CT Scan may be performed to assess the organs for tumors and other lesions, injuries, intra-abdominal bleeding, infections, unexplained abdominal pain, and obstructions. or other conditions., particularly when another type of examination, such as X-rays or physical examination, is not conclusive.

What are the benefits of a CT Scan?

  • To determine the need of surgeries
  • To help improving cancer diagnosis & treatment
  • To guide treatment in conditions like injury, cardiac disease & stroke
  • To facilitate in surgery as it guides the surgeon with the precise location to operate.

What are the Types of CT Scans?

  • CT Scan Abdomen – It captures the image of the organs of the digestive system, such as the intestines, colon, liver, spleen and appendix. To detect abscesses in the area to disorder internal bleeding or to identify tumours
  • CT Angiography - A doctor might order a CT Angiography if they want assess a person’s risk of heart disease. The scan can also help detect damage of the blood vessels, such as aneurysms or blockages
  • CT Cardiac Angiography - A Cardiac CT Scan also takes the picture of chest area however, the focus in not on the lungs, but on a person’s heart. A doctor might order a cardiac CT to detect problems with the aorta, heart valves and other arteries
  • CT Scan Arthrography – CT Arthrography is a type of imaging test used to look at a joint, such as the shoulder, knee, or hip. It may be done if standard X-rays do not show the needed details of the joint structure and function.
  • CT Scan Bones - CT scan of bone give more information to doctor if the result on x-ray are inconclusive. Bone scan will also provide a clearer picture of the soft tissues near the bones, such as tendons and muscles
  • CT Scan Brain/ CT Scan Head - A CT head captures images of the brain and the other areas of the head a doctor might order if Trauma , headaches or dizziness . The procedure also help diagnose brain tumours and stroke
  • CT Scan Chest / CT Scan Lungs- A CT Scan of the chest provide details images of a person’s lungs. Doctors might order the scan if a patient complains of having trouble breathing or of having chest pain the images help to diagnose lung cancer, infection, pneumonia, tuberculosis or excess fluid in the lungs
  • CT Scan Neck - A CT scan of the neck typically captures images of the area from the base of the skull to the top of the lungs. The scan can detect and diagnose tumours and masses in the neck, on the tongue, on the vocal cords and abnormalities on the thyroid gland
  • CT Scan Pelvis - A pelvic CT take pictures of the area inside the body between the hipbones. It help diagnose issues with male or female reproductive system or to identify urinary bladder problems, such as bladder stones, masses or tumours
  • CT Scan Kidney - CT scans of the kidneys can provide more detailed information about the kidneys than standard kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) X-rays , thus providing more information related to injuries and/or diseases of the kidneys. CT scans of the kidneys are useful in the examination of one or both of the kidneys to detect conditions such as tumors or other lesions, obstructive conditions, such as kidney stones, congenital anomalies, polycystic kidney disease, accumulation of fluid around the kidneys, and the location of abscesses.
  • CT Scan Sinus - CT Scan of the sinuses uses special x-ray equipment to evaluate the paranasal sinus cavities – hollow, air-filled spaces within the bones.
  • CT Scan Spine - Spinal CT Scan capture image of the bony spinal structure the images between the bones and the soft tissue of the spinal cord
  • In addition, many of these Scans are performed with contrast as per advice of the clinician.

Prepare for CT Scan

  • Do not eat or drink anything, including water, for 4 hours before the test.
  • The patient may take their medicines with sips of water.

During CT Scan

  • If the patient is having an abdominal (stomach) or pelvic scan, he/she needs to drink liquid dye. He/She drinks the first part of the liquid when you arrive, about 30 minutes later, and the rest of the liquid just before the scan, about 1 hour later.
  • The patient might need to wear a center gown and lie on a table. An IV (intravenous) is put in a vein in your arm.
  • Dye is put into the patient IV. He/she may feel hot or flushed for a few seconds.
  • Lie still during the scan
  • The patient may be asked to hold his/her breath at times.
  • The table moves slightly between each scan.

Why Trust Us for CT Scan?

  • We are equipped with latest CT Scanners to perform all types of CT Scan
  • Latest multislice scanner from world leaders / OEMs (like Philips/ GE/ Siemens)
  • Using advance technology which minimise exposure to radiation with minimum patient dose.
  • Providing Faster Report with Accurate Diagnosis
  • Get the best of radiology scans delivered by the experts which has a heritage of delivering quality Medical and Patient care backed by 70 years of Quality & Trust.