CT (computed tomography) Scan nearby
CAT or CT scan stands for computed tomography. It uses X-rays to scan your body and generate cross-sectional images of the organs inside, such as blood vessels and tissues, which helps doctors diagnose conditions more effectively. It is a common test that patients are frequently assigned to.
The benefits of CT scans include the identification of internal bleeding, excess fluids, blood clots, joint problems, and bone fractures. They may also guide surgeons on the exact location within the patient’s body to operate on. Conditions like heart diseases, cancerous tumors, and liver masses can also be detected with the use of CT scanning.
After a scan, the results are processed by a computer and further analyzed by a radiologist. CT scans help the doctors determine which treatment would work best for you or whether an already ongoing treatment is working or not. It is generally advised to refrain from drinking or eating anything for a few hours before going in for your scan.