Who Reads ct scans?
A CT scan is read by a specialist doctor called a Radiologist.
No, there isn't a difference between CT and CAT scans. CT scan was the original name of the CAT scan. CT stood for Computed Tomography, and the name was made more accurate by adding the 'A', so CAT stood for 'Computed Axial Tomography'. CAT scan is just a more specific and accurate name for CT scan.
If you require seven head CT scans, the more dangerous option would be not to have them. Although CT scans do expose you to a small amount of radiation, your doctor/consultant has clearly decided that the benefits from these scans will far outweigh the risks. Supposedly having one chest x-ray exposes you to the same amount of radiation as a 2 hour aeroplane flight. So seven head CT scans will be the equivalent of doing…
CT Scans are of importance because they provide us with a better picture of thicker tissue inside the human body. With them we're able to look at organs such as the brain, which is CT scanned very often. I myself have had seven CT scans of my brain taken and they showed my doctors that I had cerebral edema, swelling in my brain. They can also show hemhorages and other cranial injuries.