Multislice CT scanning is a non-invasive medical procedure utilized by doctors for the identification and management of medical ailments. CT Scan generates highly detailed images of the human body, including three-dimensional representations, contributing to precise diagnostic evaluations.
CT scan may be helpful for the following
- Quickly identify injuries to the Brain, lungs, heart and vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys, bowel or other internal organs in cases of trauma.
- Stage, plan and properly administer radiation treatments for tumors as well as monitor response to chemotherapy.
- Measure bone mineral density for the detection of osteoporosis.
- One of the best and fastest tools for studying the chest, abdomen and pelvis because it provides detailed, cross-sectional views of all types of tissue.
- Invaluable in diagnosing and treating spinal problems and injuries to the hands, feet and other skeletal structures because it can clearly show even very small bones as well as surrounding tissues such as muscle and blood vessels.
Preparation for Multislice CT Scan
- You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your exam. You may be given a gown to wear during the procedure.
- You may be asked not to eat or drink anything for several hours beforehand, especially if a contrast material will be used in your exam.
- You should inform the CT Technician of any medications you are taking and if you have any allergies. Also inform your doctor of any recent illnesses or other medical conditions, and if you have a history of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease or thyroid problems.
- Women should always inform their physician and the Technician if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.