What is Computerised Tomography (CT) Scan?
An examination that uses digital imaging system and X-Rays to obtain cross-sectional images of the body. This thorough check-up can provide detailed images of various body structures that includes the bone, blood vessels and soft tissue, all at once. The results will give an insight to your doctor in diagnosing your condition. A non-invasive test and relatively simple where you will go through an X-ray scanner. There are preparations beforehand upon attending your CT scan appointment. Fasting is required four hours before your scheduled CT scan appointment, especially when an intravenous contrast injection is necessary. Do let the staff know if you have any medical history of allergies and if on current medication.
Why do you need Computerised Tomography (CT) Scan?
A CT scan may be recommended by your doctor to provide detailed views of many types of tissues, including the lungs, bones, soft tissues, and blood vessels. If you suffered a stroke, a CT scan can determine the location of the blockage or bleeding in the brain that has caused the stroke, a CT scan can determine the blockage or bleeding in the brain that has caused the stroke. It also allows your doctor to identify both normal and abnormal structures in a painless, non-invasive and accurate manner.
A CT Scan aids in planning and preparation of certain surgeries including awake craniotomy (brain surgery to remove brain lesions) and deep brain stimulation surgery. It is also useful in the planning and guiding of radiotherapy (cancer treatment), needle biopsies and other minimally invasive operations.