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CT SCANNER

GE Lightspeed 16 Slice - CT Scanner

A CT scan, also called X-ray computed tomography (X-ray CT) and computerized axial tomography scan (CAT scan), 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.
  • The gold standard for trauma imaging – whole body scanning in 90 seconds.
  • A non-invasive alternative to angiography.

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Clinical Applications

Trauma:

  • CT head for contusions, Intracranial hemorrhage, EDH, SDH, etc and 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.

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Chest:

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

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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.

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Orthopedics:

  • Fracture detection and the 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.

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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, foreign body, etc.

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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 the peripheral vascular disease to look for the site; the extent of disease and postoperative evaluation after stenting.

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CT Guided Interventions:

  • CT guided FNAC and biopsy of different lesions – submillimetric accuracy of needle placement.
  • Aspiration and drainage of collections, abscess; body fluids.
  • Percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN).

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