CT scan is one of the top five diagnostic medical imaging procedures as it has proved to be very successful in diagnosing deadly diseases which would otherwise cannot be detected with the x-rays. Both CT scan and x-rays are conducted to take internal images of the body, however, in case of x-rays the internal body parts overlap and therefore does not give detailed and clear images of the organs.
Diagnosing a certain disease or condition is difficult with x-rays but with the advent of CT scan technology, even a tiny part can be scrutinized clearly as the organs does not overlap each other and the scan offers a clear image of the body part.
When there’s a need to go for a CT scan?
Particularly, a CT scan is needed to examine people who might be suffering from internal injuries caused due to car accidents or due to various kinds of trauma. Doctors usually suggest for CT scan when they want visualize any organ that might be causing abnormal symptoms in the body or if they want to plan any medical or surgical treatment for a certain disease diagnosed.
There are certain reasons for why a CT scan Miami is required which includes diagnosing muscle and bone disorders such as tumors and fractures, detecting the location of the tumor or blood clot, monitoring and detecting stage of cancer, heart disease, lung and liver diseases, checking the effect of treatments carried out, identifying internal injuries, and it also helps the doctors in performing various procedures such as surgery or radiation therapy.
Certain kinds of risks associated with CT scan
It gets more detailed images of the organs, so you might be exposed to more radiation than x-ray radiology. However, the low doses used in the scan have not led to any long-term harm but if the doses are high, there might be risk of cancer. But the results and the benefits of scan outweigh the small potential risks. Doctors always prefer to use least possible dose to acquire the needed information.
You must share any medical condition with your doctor before undergoing a CT scan for example- if you are pregnant it might be dangerous for you. Although CT scan might not affect your baby, the doctor will suggest you to go for ultrasound or MRI in order to save your baby from even small amount of radiation.