What is a CAT scan technician?
A CT scan tech is a Radiology Technologist (X-ray Tech) with additional training in CT scan either on the job or through additional schooling.
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A "Computerized Axial Tomographic" scan is a type of X-ray scan that is utilized for diagnostic purposes in a variety of health issues.
A type of X-ray where they use a computer to create athree-dimensional picture of the body part. CAT stands forComputerized Axial Tomography. Tomography is complicated to exp…lain but basically it wasdiscovered if you move the x-ray plate and the x-ray tube at thesame time while making a radiographic exposure depending on whereyou put the fulcrum you can create and x-ray that looks at aspecific level inside the body. You can decide you need to see the level of the patient 1 cm, 2 cm3 cm or so on and the x-ray will be an image that displays only themost detail that many centimeters deep into the patient's body.This was predominantly done for x-raying the kidneys or tumors. Soyou would measure the patient's body thickness then determine bymeasurements assigned to the fulcrum, by the x-ray machinemanufacturer, where to set the fulcrum in order to make a tomogramthick enough to display the area you want to see. So the x-ray machine while exposing would be moving from head totoe above the patient while the x-ray plate moved in sync with itso that the x-ray beams are hitting the plate the entire time ittravels. So if the x-ray tube was at the head of the patient at thestart of the exposure the rod attached from it to the plate wouldput the plate at the opposite end near the patient's feet. As thex-ray tube moved toward the patient's feet the plate under thepatient would move toward the patient's head. This type of tomogram is a coronal cut from the front of the bodyto the back. The CAT scan was developed with different approach in that thex-ray tube would travel around the body of the patient like a hulahoop as it goes around the body and shoots x-rays through thepatient from left to right in a circle. The x-rays are not shotonto a plate with film as regular tomograms but was instead sent toa computer sensor that does a better job of taking the data givento it by the x-ray beam and assigning a pixel value from black towhite of the areas inside that circle. This image takes a picture of all the internal structures of thepatient with much greater detail than previous topograms. So theimages of the patient look like you have made slices like a loaf ofbread. So the images are referred to as slices. Viewing the bodythis way is known as an axial view. So the fact that it is a typeof tomogram and the fact that it was put together by the computer,and adding the fact that it is an axial cut gives you CAT ComputedAxial Tomography. Interesting enough most facilities call them CT scans now takingout the A for axial. Even though the images are shot axial just asI described, the software on computers allows the scanner to stackthe slices then by doing vast amounts of mathematical equations onthe data it collected it can reconstruct images that are Coronal(slices that look like the start from the front of the patient tothe back), as well as Sagittal (cuts from right to left of thebody)
Computed Tomography (CT) imaging is also known as "CAT scanning" (Computed Axial Tomography). Tomography is from the Greek word "tomos" meaning "slice" or "section" and graphi…a meaning "describing".. CT was invented in 1972 by British engineer Godfrey Hounsfield of EMI Laboratories, England and by South Africa-born physicist Allan Cormack of Tufts University, Massachusetts. Hounsfield and Cormack were later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their contributions to medicine and science.
The CAT scan is c omputerized a xial t omography. The words "axialized" and "tomographic" might be substituted in. A link can be found below. Oh, and we're moving away from… that term now. It's just called a CT scan by many currently, and that's short for computerized tomography, as you probably guessed.. Answer . A "Computerized Axial Tomographic" scan is a type of X-ray scan that is utilised for diagnostic purposes in a variety of health issues.
CT scan (also referred to as CAT scan) means "Computer Tomography"and PET scan means "Positron Emission Tomography". They are relatedto each other but are different forms of i…maging technology used inmedicine. A PET scan uses nuclear medicine imaging to scan bodyfunctions and create a 3-D picture of things including metabolicinformation. CT scans is a more in-depth type of x-ray that canoutline the bones more accurately and provides anatomicinformation.
Computerized Axial Tomography
A CAT scan is actually just an acronysm of the actual name of the test. CAT used to stand for Computerized Axial Tomography ( which is a fancy way of saying you use computers …to to form images or slices of the anatomy) (the Axial stands for the plane of the image in relationship to the body) Think of slicing the body from end to end like a loaf of bread. This has been shortened over the years to just CT scan or Computerized Tomography. ( the CT scanner now takes different angles of imaging and is no longer just axial imaging). Contrast is something put into the body thru injection, by swallowing, or both to give the pictures a "contrast" to what it normaly looks like, and gives us a way of pulling out certain aspects of the image to see some things better. So what it comes down to is a CT scan is still the same either way but your doctor may order it with contrast, without contrast, or both depending on what he needs to see.
In order to become a PET scan technician, you will need to have acollege degree in nuclear medicine technology. While an associate'sdegree may be enough, it is best to continu…e your education untilyou receive your bachelor's degree.
Computed tomography. It is a method where x-rays pictures are digitally enhanced by a computer to give a three dimensional picture of the object under test.
Computerised (Axial) Tomography
yes you do, because if you move they have to start again.
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Yes. Newer name for the same thing: . CT is 'computed tomography' . CAT was 'computed axial tomography' Both use a narrow x-ray beam rotated about the axis of the object…being scanned (thus the word "axial" in the original name), apowerful computer is then used to reduce the information collectedto produce a special photo called a "tomograph". No difference atall other than the name was shortened.
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You can look for many different things. It will show fluid collection in the belly, collapsed lungs, broken bones, internal bleeding, bleeding in the brain, tumors, blood clot…s in special cases, and many other things the list is pretty long. The only things it won't show or has a hard time showing is spinal cord injuries, a stroke in some cases depending on how much time has elapsed, and tendons. Mice
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An MRI scan is different from a CAT scan as it uses magnets and radio frequencies as opposed to X-rays to generate images of the brain.
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Yes its just a shortened acronym. Computed Axial Tomography or Computed Tomography.
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Anyone can get a cat scan young or old. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant, since it uses radiation which could be harmful to the fetus.