CT of Chest
What is a computed tomography (CT) scan?
A computed tomography (CT) scan is a noninvasive exam that, compared with a standard X-ray, provides enhanced clarity and detail.
Why has my physician ordered this exam?
By providing clear images of your organs, blood vessels, and bones, a chest CT can assist your physician in:
A CT scan of your abdomen and/or pelvis can help your physician evaluate:
- Establishing the presence and extent of disease
- Diagnosing cancer
- Assessing tumor size
In some cases, IV iodinated contrast media may be a necessary part of the test. Contrast media can help ensure accurate assessment of veins and arteries.