What Is a CT Scan?
A computed tomography scan, commonly known as a CT scan or CAT scan, is a quick, painless, non-invasive imaging test that allows doctors to see inside your body. It uses advanced X-ray technology to produce images of blood vessels, internal organs, bones, and soft tissue.
The CT scan is used on areas such as the head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. The images are taken at different angles and provide cross-sectional views of the scanned tissue. A CT scan is often required when an x-ray is inconclusive as it gives more detailed information.
What is a CT Scan Used For?
A CT scan is used to detect diseases and assess injuries. It examines patients with chronic symptoms such as abdominal pain, chest pain, or difficulty breathing. It also helps to identify various types of cancer.
The physicians at Cochise Oncology use CT scans in cancer treatment to show the size and shape of a tumor and pinpoint its location.