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Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

CT scan provides vascular and cardiac imaging at any heart rate and scanning of various organs including the brain, liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas. It brings accurate diagnosis of disease, trauma or abnormality.

Common use of CT Scan:

  • Study of the head and neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis as well as the skeleton.

  • Diagnosis of cancers, such as lung, liver and pancreatic cancers; to confirm or exclude the presence of tumour, evaluate its size and location.

  • Identification of injuries to internal organs in case of trauma.

  • A significant role in the detection and diagnosis of cardio-vascular diseases.

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Preparation for CT Scan:

  • 4-6 hrs fasting is required for CT Angiography with Calcium Score, CT Scan of Neck, Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis.

  • No special preparation of food restriction is required.

  • A contrast medium may be administered to highlight relevant areas. Depending on the region to be scanned, you may be given oral contrast or intravenous contrast.

  • Inform the radiographer if you suffer from diabetes, mellitus, asthma, heart condition, kidney problems and any drug allergies.