CT stands for Computed Tomography. The ultrafast multi-detector low dose CT scans are used to study and diagnose conditions in virtually every part of the body including the bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels.
CT scans use x-rays and a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans to form 2D and 3D imaging and may be ordered by your doctor to help diagnose tumours, investigate internal bleeding, or check for other internal injuries or damage.
It analyses your heart and coronary arteries for heart attack detection and prevention. CT Scans are especially helpful in detection of early stroke and cancer.
Here are some features of SunMed's latest Flash Speed Dual Source CT Scanner with Stellar Detector:
- Diagnose muscle and bone disorders, such as bone tumours and fractures.
- Pinpoint the location of a tumours, infection or blood clot.
- Guide procedures such as surgery, biopsy and radiation therapy.
- Detect and monitor diseases and conditions such as cancer, heart disease, lung nodules and liver masses.
- Detect internal injuries and internal bleeding.
- Lower dose of radiation.
- Faster scanning time.
What to expect during your CT Scan
Before a CT scan, let your doctor know if:
- You have ever had a reaction to any contrast dye, or if you are allergic to iodine or seafood
- You are pregnant or think you may be pregnant
- You are claustrophobic or tend to become anxious easily
You will be asked to remove any clothing, jewellery or objects that could interfere with the can. If a contrast is used, it will be administered through an IV or given as oral medication to swallow. You will need to remain still and quiet during procedure which may last 10 to 20 minutes. During the test, you will be able to communicate with the technologist through an intercom.
An experienced radiologist will then interpret your scans and deliver them to your consulting doctor.