WHAT IS A CT SCAN MACHINE ?
The CT scanner uses digital geometry processing to generate a 3-dimensional (3D) image of the inside of an object. The 3D image is made after many 2-dimensional (2D) X-ray images are taken around a single axis of rotation – in other words, many pictures of the same area are taken from many angles and then placed together to produce a 3D image.
To aid patients, Samorita Hospital unveils its new Siemens SOMATOM Perspective CT Scan Machine.
Features of SOMATOM perspective CT Scan machine:
1. 16 Slice CT Scan
2. CT Angiogram
3. 24 hours CT Scan
WHY DO YOU NEED CT SCAN ?
– CT scanning is useful to get a very detailed 3D image of certain parts of the body, such as soft tissues, the pelvis, blood vessels, the lungs, the brain, abdomen, and bones.
– It is often the preferred method of diagnosing many cancers, such as liver, lung, and pancreatic cancers. The image allows a doctor to confirm the presence of a tumor.
– A scan of the head can provide the doctor with important information about the brain – he/she may want to know whether there is any bleeding, swelling of the arteries, or tumors.
– A CT scan will tell the doctor whether the patient has a tumor in his/her abdomen, and whether any internal organs in that area are swollen or inflamed.
– As a CT scan can detect abnormal tissue it is a useful device for planning areas for radiotherapy and biopsies.
– A CT scan can also provide valuable data on the patient’s vascular condition. Vascular refers to blood flow. Many vascular conditions can lead to stroke, kidney failure, and even death.
– A CT scan can reveal vital data about injuries to the patient’s hands, feet and other skeletal structures – even small bones can be seen clearly, as well as their surrounding tissue.