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Also known as a "CAT" scan, the CT scan is a Computerized Axial Tomography scan that allows doctors to analyze organs and bones for diseases.

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What do the initials ct stand for in ct scan?

Computed Tomography

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Can ct brain scan detect autism?

No, autism isn't detectable on CT scans.

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What Does Radiolucent mean that it can not be seen on a x ray or an ct scan?

Radiolucent indicates a structure which lets relatively more x-rays through than the adjoining structures. The radiolucent structure is black on film, and the radio-opaque structure is white. Everything is relative. From radiolucent to radio-opaque, in a progressive order are air, fat, water (soft tissues), bone, metal.

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How much does a bone scan cost?

I got a full body bone scan and it costed around 4,000, give or take.

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Can you drink coffee before an abdomen ct scan?

Black coffee is fine, see below. On the Day of the CT Scan * Do not eat any solid food for 4 hours prior to your CT scan. You may drink clear liquids up until the time of your scan. Clear liquids include water, black coffee or tea, apple juice, clear soda or clear broth. UCSD Medical Center

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Do CT scans provide a much higher resolution of anatomical detail than do MRI scans?

As we know,Clarity of the image is decided by its Spatial Resolution but not by Pixel Resolution.

CT have high Spatial Resolution but MRI have comparable Spatial Resolution to CT&far better Contrast Resolution than CT-So,MRI is the BEST to demonstrate Anatomy,especially in parts containing more soft tissue[Eg:Brain]&CT is the BEST to demonstrate Bony Anatomy.

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What is the meaning of ill defined hypodense mass lesion at head of pancreas?

my husband has just had an apendicitis. In the CT scan it was found (incidental finding) two hypodense focal massess in the neck of the pancreas that will require follow up (MRI). We are freaking out. What could that mean? is it smething seriois or somethig normal? Thanks

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If you use barium for a cat scan will your stool be white?

Yes, it will be white for couple of days until all barium is not out of your body

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What is the difference between MRI and CAT scans?

MRI is Magnetic Resonance Imaging and a CAT is a computerized X Ray (Computer Assisted Tomography)

MRI will work fine in case of diagnosis of soft tissues and CT will work fine for bony structures and inner ear analysis.

Also MRI do not use any radiation it is based on magnetic effect so less side effects compared to CT which uses X- rays.

MRI is very much costlier compared to CT.

MRI is problematic in case if the patient is having some metallic implant, which will cause interference with the magnetic field.

In order to determine any hairline crack then MRI would be preferred compared to CT.

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Do you have to get a shot when you go in for a cat scan for pneumonia?

You never have to have medical care if you don't want it and are an adult, but it probably is not wise to avoid care that is ordered for you. If a shot is recommended by your health care professional, you should probably take it. If it is ordered by your health care professional and your parent says to do what the doctor says, you need to do what the doctor says, if you are a minor. It may be that they want you to get a vaccination to prevent some types of pneumonia, that you may not have now, but could get as a secondary infection...this would be a very good idea. It may also be that they are wanting to give you a shot of an antibiotic to treat pneumonia or to prevent it from developing with another infection or condition. Or you may have to have an injection of contrast ("dye") for the CT scan make a better picture.

If you have to get a shot, see the related questions below about how to make a shot not hurt. Relax, and follow your doctors (and parent's) orders.

Answer from a WikiAnswers contributor about their personal experience:

I didn't

More from another WikiAnswers contributor about CT scan use in pneumonia:

If its just a pneumonia you wouldn't need a CT scan but scans are done in pneumonia to detect complications such as abscess formation or to look for an underlying cause such as tumor. These show up better if contrast agent is injected and would be essential for tumor staging. Very rarely people are allergic to the contrast and then a scan without contrast is better than nothing.

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Full form of CT scan?

Computerized Tomography Scan

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What is CTVS OT?

CTVS- cardio-thoracic vascular operation theatre.

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What is a PET scan?

An imaging scan that measures the activity or functional level of the brain by measuring its use of glucose.

Positron emission tomography, a process that uses radiation to give you a 3d image of the body.

PET scans are used to view nodules in the lungs or pleural cavity and check other organs for infiltrates or spots, such as a spot on a kidney which can't be seen on regular x-ray equipment. It defines and makes problems clearer to see.

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What kind of doctor gives CAT scans?

A Radiologist.

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Side effects of cervical ct scan?

Side effect of cervical ct scan?

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What is the difference between a cat scan and a ct scan?

They are the same thing. CAT stands for Computerized Axial Tomography which was later changer to just CT or rather Computerized Tomography. The scanners originaly only did axial images (referring to the plane of the image) but later became able to do other planes such as coronal or saggital imaging and can now do anything with the block of information it collects.

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What does perietal hypodensity in a cat scan of the head mean?

if you know this you r awesome cause i dont

hypodensity often means that there is edema, or swelling in that area of the brain. Therefore, this could indicate that there was an ischemic stroke that occurred within the parietal area of the brain. Hope this helps.

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Is a bone scan better than an MRI scan?

A bone scan, or x-ray is simply a different type of scan than an MRI. No kind of scan is better than another, it simply depends what the scan is trying to ascertain.

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Where does the doctor inject contrast into the abdomen for a Ct of the abdomen and pelvis?

C-T, or computed tomography, is a series of x-rays done in 3 dimensional 'slices' of the study area of the body, which allows for very specific detail of the imaged area. A C-T may be either non-contrast, contrast, or both. No matter what part of the body is being imaged, the liquid contrast material is injected intravenously. A nurse or specially trained technician will start an IV, usually in the arm, and inject the contrast material, and then the C-T scan is performed. If both non-contrast and contrast studies are being performed, the non-contrast study is done first.

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Can you feel the X-ray when you get a CAT scan?

No, you can't. The high energy photons pass through you, and will do some damage to the tissues of your body because they are ionizing radiation, but you will not be able to feel it.

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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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What does CAT stand for in cat-scan?

Computerized Axial Tomography

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What is a PEP scan?

A PET scan is a scan of the brain to see what's going on inside. It is used for cancer patients to find out exactly where the tumor is and make surgery easier.

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What is or What are the importance of CT Scan?

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.

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What will a cat scan of the brain show?

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