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Computed Tomography (CT) Scans

Computed Tomography (CT) scans, also referred to as CAT scans, are advanced diagnostic imaging procedures that provide detailed and cross-sectional views of various parts of the body. Utilising a combination of X-rays and computer technology, CT scans offer invaluable insights into internal structures, organs, and tissues.

At Bergman Ross, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art CT scan services, employing cutting-edge technology and a team of highly skilled radiologists. Whether you require a CT scan for accurate diagnosis, treatment planning, or monitoring, our goal is to provide you with the highest level of care and deliver precise and comprehensive imaging results.

What is a CT scan?

A CT scan combines X-ray technology with computerised image processing to generate detailed images of the body’s internal structures. It utilises a rotating X-ray machine that captures multiple cross-sectional images from different angles. These images are then reconstructed by a computer into detailed, three-dimensional images, allowing healthcare professionals to visualise the body’s structures with exceptional clarity.

Computed Tomography – CT
Computed Tomography – CT

How does a Computed Tomography scan work?

During a CT scan, you will lie comfortably on a table that moves slowly through a doughnut-shaped machine called a CT scanner. The scanner emits a series of X-ray beams that pass through your body. Detectors within the scanner measure the amount of X-ray radiation that is absorbed by the different tissues in your body. The information is then processed by a computer to generate detailed cross-sectional images, which are interpreted by radiologists.

What can a CT scan detect?

A CT scan can detect and evaluate various conditions across different parts of the body. It is commonly used to:

Diagnose and monitor cancer:

Diagnose and monitor cancer:

CT scans can provide detailed images of tumors, their size, and their location. They are used to detect and monitor cancer, determine the extent of the disease, and guide treatment plans.

Assess <br> injuries:

Assess
injuries:

CT scans are effective in identifying and assessing traumatic injuries, such as fractures, internal bleeding, and organ damage. They help guide appropriate treatment and surgical interventions.

Evaluate vascular conditions:

Evaluate vascular conditions:

CT scans can visualise blood vessels and detect conditions such as aneurysms, blood clots, and arterial blockages. They aid in the diagnosis and planning of treatments for vascular diseases.

Identify and monitor infections:

Identify and monitor infections:

CT scans can detect infections in various parts of the body, including the lungs, abdomen, and pelvic region. They help guide the appropriate treatment and monitor the effectiveness of therapy.

Why it’s done

A CT scan is performed for several reasons, including:

Diagnosis

CT scans provide detailed images that help diagnose various medical conditions accurately. They assist in identifying tumors, infections, fractures, and other abnormalities.

Treatment planning

CT scans help healthcare professionals plan and guide treatments, surgeries, and interventions effectively. They provide precise information about the location, size, and extent of conditions, enabling targeted therapies.

Monitoring

CT scans are used to monitor the progression of diseases, the effectiveness of treatments, and the response to therapies over time. They play a crucial role in evaluating the success of interventions.

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CT Scan FAQs

Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions around CT scans.

At Bergman Ross, we are committed to providing exceptional CT scanning services to help diagnose and monitor various medical conditions accurately. Our advanced technology, experienced radiologists, and patient-centered approach ensure that you receive the highest standard of care.

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