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Short Communication, J Clin Image Case Rep Vol: 5 Issue: 1

A Brief Note on Computed tomography (CT)

Gowthami Bainaboina*

Department of Pharmacy, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, AP, India

*Corresponding Author:
Gowthami Bainaboina

Department of Pharmacy
Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, AP, India

Received: December 30, 2020 Accepted: January 13, 2021 Published: January 20, 2021

Citation: Bainaboina G (2021) A Brief Note on Computed Tomography (CT). J Clin Image Case Rep 5(1).141.


Computed tomography (CT) may be a diagnostic imaging take a look at accustomed produce careful pictures of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels. The cross-sectional pictures generated throughout a CT scan are often reformatted in multiple planes, and may even generate three-dimensional pictures which may be viewed on a laptop monitor, written on film or transferred to electronic media. CT scanning is commonly the most effective methodology for sleuthing many alternative cancers since the pictures enable your doctor to substantiate the presence of a growth and verify its size and placement. CT is fast, painless, noninvasive and correct. In emergency cases, it will reveal internal injuries and harm quickly enough to assist save lives.

Keywords: Computed tomography

Medical Use

Since its introduction within the Nineteen Seventies, CT has become a vital tool in medical imaging to supplement X-rays and medical prenatal diagnosis. it's a lot of recently been used for medicine or screening for sickness, as an example CT colonography for individuals with a high risk of carcinoma, or full-motion heart scans for individuals with high risk of cardiopathy. variety of establishments provide full-body scans for the overall population though this apply goes against the recommendation and official position of the many skilled organizations within the field primarily because of the radiation dose applied.


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• Diagnose muscle and bone disorders, like bone tumors and fractures.

• Pinpoint the situation of a growth, infection or blood.

• Guide procedures like surgery, diagnostic test and irradiation.

• Detect and monitor diseases and conditions like cancer, cardiopathy, respiratory organ nodules and liver plenty.

• Monitor the effectiveness of bound treatments, like cancer treatment.

• Detect internal injuries and internal harm.

CT Scan Works

They use a slim X-ray beam that circles around one a part of your body. This provides a series of pictures from many alternative angles. A laptop uses this info to make a cross-sectional image. Like one piece in an exceedingly loaf of bread, this two-dimensional (2D) scan shows a “slice” of the within of your body. This method is continual to provide variety of slices. The pc stacks these scans one on prime of the opposite to make a close image of your organs, bones, or blood vessels. As an example, a doc could use this kind of scan to seem ANy respect} sides of a growth to organize for an operation.

A motorized table moves the patient through a circular gap within the CT imaging system

While the patient is within the gap, associate X-ray supply and a detector assembly at intervals the system rotates round the patient. One rotation usually takes a second or less. Throughout rotation the X-ray supply produces a slim, fan-shaped beam of X-rays that passes through a part of the patient's body.

Detectors in rows opposite the X-ray supply register the X-rays that withstand the patient's body as a shot within the method of making a picture. Many alternative "snapshots" (at several angles through the patient) square measure collected throughout one complete rotation.

For each rotation of the X-ray supply and detector assembly, the image knowledge square measure sent to a laptop to reconstruct all of the individual "snapshots" into one or multiple cross-sectional pictures (slices) of the inner organs and tissues.

CT pictures of internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels offer bigger clarity and a lot of details than standard X-ray pictures, like a chest X-Ray.

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