A CT scan, short for Computed Tomography scan, is a diagnostic imaging technique that utilizes X-rays and computer processing to generate cross-sectional images of the body. It’s also known as a CAT scan (Computerized Axial Tomography). The process involves a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around the body, providing detailed information about internal structures like organs, tissues, and bones.
These multiple images are processed by a computer to create comprehensive, detailed 3D images, enabling physicians to diagnose and detect abnormalities such as tumors, fractures, internal injuries, or other medical conditions. CT scans are valuable in medical diagnosis due to their ability to provide more detailed and precise images compared to conventional X-rays, aiding in the accurate identification and treatment of various health issues.« Back to Glossary Index