Computerized Tomography (CT Scan) is a process quite similar to an X-ray, but is more intense. This procedure takes a succession of x-ray images from different angles and analyses it in details. The images are processed in the computer to create cross-sectional images of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside the body. CT Scans are often used to examine people who may have internal injuries or other types of trauma. The time needed to perform the scan varies depending on the part of the body being examined. Here we will give you the essential information and timeframe in scanning different body parts:
For all kinds of CT scans, the patients are required to remove all kinds of metal and jewelries in the body. It is also a must that they do not move during the procedure.