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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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Illustration of a patient in a CT scanner
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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. 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 ...
  7. Chest CT; CT scan - lungs; CT scan - chest ... entire body in less than 30 seconds. Certain CT scans require a special dye, called contrast, to be ...
  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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