Computed tomography machines are large diagnostic imaging tools used by medical professionals to create detailed X-ray images of the body's internal framework, notes WebMD. CT scans are able to detect various forms of ca... More »

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A CT scan is a radiological imaging test that creates detailed images of the body, according to Medline Plus. It may be used to diagnose an infection, guide a surgeon to the correct area throughout a biopsy, identify mas... More »

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To complete a pelvic computed tomography scan, patients must lie down on a scanner table, which is then positioned inside the CT scan machine. An x-ray inside the machine quickly captures multiple images of the pelvic re... More »

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The right radiation dose administered during a computed tomography scan depends on the type of CT procedure being conducted, the size of the body part under examination, and the type of CT equipment used. The effective d... More »

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A CT, or computed tomography, scan allows doctors to look inside the body to see body organs, blood vessels and bones, as explained by WebMD. CT scans are used to check for tumors, assess blood flow and diagnose conditio... More »

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According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, a CAT scan, or computed tomography scan, with contrast is a method of imaging the body with X-rays and computer technology during which a particular organ or section of the body is hi... More »

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The positron emission tomography scan is used to diagnose cancer, assess brain function and diagnose problems with the brain and heart, states MedlinePlus. A radioactive substance is used to create detailed images of the... More »

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