How Does the CT Scan Work?

A sophisticated hospital tool but some people don’t pay attention to it is a CT scan. CT scan results can make us know the types of diseases that are in our body. There is a lot of material found on CT scans. This tool moves by using a ball screw so that the process becomes faster. And for treatment, the hospital must use a ball screw repair service to avoid obstacles in the future going here.

CT scan results have more detailed quality and depth than ordinary X-rays. CT scan is generally used as a diagnostic aid, a guide to take further action, and to monitor conditions before and after therapy. To get a clearer image of the organ, sometimes contrast is needed which is given by injection in a vein or taken by mouth.

Indications and Contraindications for CT Scan
The following are examples of the application of the CT scan method to several organs, including:

• Chest, to see an infection, pulmonary embolism, lung cancer, the spread of cancer from other organs to the chest area, or problems in the heart, esophagus (esophagus), and large blood vessels (aorta).
• Stomach, to detect infection, cysts, abscesses, tumors, bleeding, aneurysms, foreign bodies, and enlarged lymph nodes, or see diverticulitis and appendicitis.
• Urinary tract, to detect the presence of infections in the urinary tract, kidney stones, bladder stones, other related diseases.
• Pelvis, to detect interference with the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or prostate gland.
• Legs or arms, for example, to see the condition of the arms, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, thighs, legs, knees, ankles, or feet.
• Head, to see tumors and infections, or bleeding and skull fractures after head injury.
• Spine, to see the structure and spinal gap, and see the state of the spinal cord.

In general, a CT scan is a safe, fast, and painless examination. However, CT scans should not be performed on pregnant women because radiation exposure can pose a danger to the fetus. The use of contrast on CT scans also needs to be considered in patients with impaired renal function and allergies to contrast.