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Rapid Communication - Archives of General Internal Medicine (2023) Volume 7, Issue 3

Applications of computed tomography in medical diagnosis.

A Computed Tomography (CT) scan, commonly called a CT, is a radiographic imaging test. The first scanner he installed in 1974. Since then, advances in technology and mathematics have made it possible to compute a single image into his two-dimensional informative image. A CT scan is basically an x-ray examination that rotates a series of radiation around a specific part of the body to create a computer-generated cross-sectional image. The advantage is that it contains detailed information for specific regions of the cross section, thus eliminating the need for overlapping images, a significant advantage over simple film. CT scans provide excellent clinicopathological correlation of suspected disease. CT scans improve a doctor's ability to accurately diagnose a patient's disease. Low-dose CT scans have proven useful in preventive medicine and cancer screening. The study was originally called CAT scan. This is an axial CT scan where the table is moved each time an axial image is acquired.

Author(s): Manos Sakuma

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