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CT SCANNER

GE Lightspeed 16 Slice - ST Scaner

A CT scan, also called X-ray computed tomography (X-ray CT) and computerized axial tomography scan (CAT scan),[1] makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional (tomographic) images (virtual "slices") of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting. CT scanning is useful to get a very detailed 3D image of certain parts of the body, such as soft tissues, the pelvis, blood vessels, the lungs, the brain, abdomen, and bones.


  • Enhanced image quality & spatial resolution giving clearer anatomical visualization
  • Multi angle/multiplanar reconstruction with sub millimetric imaging
  • Faster image acquisition in non-cooperative, agitated and pediatric patients
  • Gold standard for trauma imaging – whole body scanning in 90 seconds
  • Non-invasive alternative to angiography

CT scanner


Clinical Applications

Trauma:

  • CT head for contusions, Intracranial hemorrhage, EDH, SDH etc& follow up
  • Neurotrauma package for CT head and cervical spine
  • Whole spine scanning for fractures and dislocation
  • Chest CT for lung contusions, hemothorax, pneumothorax and rib fractures
  • Abdomen CT for solid organs injury, hemoperitoneum, vessel injury etc
  • Pelvis CT for pelvic & hip fractures, bladder injury

CT head


Chest:

  • CECT chestfor chest masses, mediastinal masses, abscess, TB, lymph nodes, paraspinal masses/anscess, thymus & its masses, pleural effusion
  • HRCT chest for interstitial lung disease (ILD, Smokers lung, Pneumoconiosis, SLE, Rheumatoid arthritis, Respiratory bronchiolitis
  • Pulmonary angiography for pulmonary thromboembolism, A-V malformation etc.

CT Chest


Abdomen:

  • Liver - Abscess, hydatid cysts, Triple phase CT for masses (hepatocellular Ca, CholangioCa), cirrhosis and portal hypertension
  • Pancreas - Acute & Chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic pseudocysts, G.I tract- Intestinal obstruction, infections like TB, strictures, mass, Inflammatory bowel disease, Appendicitis, Colitis etc.
  • Urinary tract – CT urography for Kidney stone evaluation, hydronephrosis, hydroureter, pyelonephritis, perinephric abscess/urinoma, renal cyst evaluation, ureteric strictures, urinary bladder stones, cystitis etc.
  • Peritoneum - Mesenteric mass, Abdominal TB, lymph nodes, Retroperitoneal masses and cysts.

CT scan


Orthopedics:

  • Fracture detection and extent of dislocation best done on multislice CT
  • 3D reconstruction and Volume rendered (VR) images for exact anatomical visualization
  • Evaluation before joint implants
  • Spine imaging for fractures, dislocations, spondylolisthesis, spondylitis etc.

ct scan fracture


Eye/ENT:

  • CECT neck for nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal/laryngeal masses, neck nodes evaluation, neck spaces infection/abscess, submandibular/parotid glands mass/swelling/abscess.
  • HRCT temporal bone for acute/chronic otitis media &mastoiditis
  • HRCT paranasal sinuses for sinusitis, polyposis, masses, facial bone fractures, nasal bone fracture etc.
  • CT orbits for orbital fractures, masses, foreing body etc.

CT Ent


Angiography:

  • Cerebral angiography in stroke, infarcts, hemorrhage & to detect aneurysms and vasculitis
  • Carotid vessels angiography to look for plaques, occlusion/stenosis.
  • Thoracic and abdominal Aorta angiography for aneurysm, aortitis, dissection, atherosclerotic occlusion.
  • Pulmonaryangiographyfor pulmonary thromboembolism& AVMs.
  • Abdominal angiography for SMA, celiac axis etc. to investigate hemoperitoneum or unexplained G.I bleed
  • Renal angiography for renal artery stenosis, FMD etc.
  • Peripheral angiography of upper and lower limbs for peripheral vascular disease to look for site & extent of disease and postoperative evaluation after stenting.

ct angiography


CT Guided Interventions:

  • CT guided FNAC and biopsy of different lesions – sub millimetric accuracy of needle placement
  • Aspiration and drainage of collections, abscess & amp; body fluids
  • Per-cutaneous nephrostomy (PCN)

ct guided



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