Illustration of a patient in a CT scanner

Computed tomography (CT) is a type of imaging. It uses special x-ray equipment to make cross-sectional pictures of your body.

Doctors use CT scans to look for

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  1. CT Scans (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... cross-sectional pictures of your body. Doctors use CT scans to look for Broken bones Cancers Blood clots Signs of heart disease Internal bleeding During a CT scan, you lie still on a table. The table ...
  2. Brain CT; Head CT; CT scan - skull; CT scan - head; CT scan - orbits; CT scan - sinuses; Computed tomography - cranial ... The x-rays produced by the CT scan are painless. Some people may ... hard table. Contrast given through a vein may cause a slight ...
  3. ... scan – cervical spine; Computed tomography scan – cervical spine; CT scan - cervical spine; Neck CT scan ... Risks of CT scans include: Being exposed to radiation Allergic reaction to contrast dye CT scans expose you to more radiation than ...
  4. CT scan - orbital; Eye CT scan; Computed tomography scan - orbit ... supplying the eyes (optic nerves) Sinuses An orbit CT scan may also be used to detect: Abscess (infection) ...
  5. Are CT Scans Safe? Is It True That CT Scans May Increase My Risk of Cancer? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  6. Chest CT; CT scan - lungs; CT scan - chest ... takes 30 seconds to a few minutes. Certain CT scans require a special dye, called contrast, to be ...
  7. Computed tomography scan - abdomen; CT scan - abdomen; CAT scan - abdomen ... An abdominal CT scan makes detailed pictures of the structures inside your belly (abdomen) very quickly. This test may be used to ...
  8. ... scan - thoracic spine; Computed tomography scan - thoracic spine; CT scan - upper back ... Tumor of the spine Other spinal injury Thoracic CT scan can also be used during or after an ...
  9. ... axial tomography scan - leg; Computed tomography scan - leg; CT scan - leg ... the fractures Masses and tumors, including cancer A CT scan may also be used to guide a surgeon ...
  10. ... axial tomography scan - arm; Computed tomography scan - arm; CT scan - arm ... broken bone Masses and tumors, including cancer A CT scan may also be used to guide a surgeon ...
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