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.

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