CT scan


A CT scan, or Computed Tomography scan, is a medical imaging technique that uses X-rays to create detailed cross-sectional images of the body. The CT scanner rotates around the patient, taking multiple X-ray images from different angles. A computer then processes these images to create cross-sectional slices, which can be viewed in various planes (e.g., axial, sagittal, coronal).

CT scans are valuable for diagnosing a wide range of conditions, including bone and joint disorders, internal injuries, tumors, and infections. They provide detailed images of soft tissues, organs, bones, and blood vessels, making them particularly useful for detecting abnormalities and guiding medical interventions.   

While CT scans provide high-resolution images, they do expose patients to ionizing radiation, which can pose risks, particularly with repeated scans. However, advancements in technology have led to reduced radiation doses in modern CT scanners, making them safer while still providing high-quality images.