What Does a CT Scan Show?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 8:20:40 PM ET
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According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, a CT scan shows body parts such as organs, bones, fat and muscle in greater detail than a usual X-ray can provide. A CT scan does use X-rays, but the beam circles the area to be scanned and allows for more views and angles.

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