What is a CT Scan?
A CT scan or cat scan is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to provide images both vertically and horizontally, also called "slices."
A CT images any part of the body, including the bones, fat, muscles and organs. With a CT, many different views of the organ or structure are provided in great detail.
CT scans may be done with or without contrast. There are two different kinds of contrast, either given orally or via an intravenous (IV) line. Use of the contrast allows the organ or structure to be imaged more clearly.
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