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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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 site & extent of disease and postoperative evaluation after stenting.
CT Guided Interventions:
- CT guided FNAC and biopsy of different lesions – submillimetric accuracy of needle placement
- Aspiration and drainage of collections, abscess & amp; body fluids
- Percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN)
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