Medical science relies on several types of diagnostic procedures ranging from a simple use of thermometer for checking body temperature to sophisticated medical imaging methods such as CT scan BHU. It must be noted that each and every diagnostic test has its own place and we cannot claim that one type of test is better than another.
In medical imaging we come across multiple procedures including X-ray, MRI, ultrasound, and so forth. These imaging tests are designed to offer painless and convenient option of viewing body’s internal parts such as bones, blood vessels, muscles, tissues, and organs to name a few.
Computerized Tomography or CT scan BHU or CAT scan is the high precision medical imaging test that that blends X-ray technology and computer technology to provide a fast and reliable view of the desired area of human body. CT scanning is highly sought after by medical profession as well as patients due to its non invasive nature.
CT scanning examination helps diagnose certain varieties of cancer, cardiovascular disorders, bone and joint disorders, neuromuscular diseases, traumatic conditions, and infectious diseases to name a few.
Wide scope of applications
It is possible to simultaneously record images of blood vessels, bones, and soft tissues with help of CT scan BHU examination. It is also commonly used to help surgeons plan surgeries by obviating need for exploratory surgical procedures or medical biopsies. CT scan is of great help in many diagnostic procedures including needle biopsies due to its ability to deliver real time imaging. CT scanning procedures are also routinely conducted by cardiologists to avoid invasive diagnostic method of coronary angiography for obtaining three dimensional images of coronary arteries.
Fast and life saving
CT scanning examination is reckoned for its speed and most of the partial scanning procedures can be completed in few seconds or minutes. It takes only half an hour to conduct full body scanning. On account of this CT scan examination can prove to be lifesaving for examining patients who have suffered from traumatic injuries or head injuries.
Brief review of procedure
CT scan BHU is one of the most advanced medical imaging techniques. It leverages X-rays to build detailed images in the form of cross sectional slices to view the inside structures of body. It provides a multitude of images and these can be integrated to deliver a three dimensional view.
You can enhance the quality of imaging by using a contrast dye. Usually a decision to use a contrast dye is taken by the radiologist in consultation with the physian in charge of the patient.
In contrast to MRI scans, the requirements of CT scanning examinations are more relaxed in nature. There are no restrictions for patients who are having medical implants. CT scans can be used to generate highly detailed images of wide variety of tissues including boney tissues, soft tissues, and even blood vessels.
Following important advantages of CT scan BHU are worth noting:
- Fast and non-invasive
- Greater range of diagnosis than X-rays
- Ideal for detection and exclusion of multiple disorders and diseases
- Helps confirm recurrence of any disease
There are some concerns associated with CAT scanning examinations including a negligible risk of exposure to ionizing radiation that can lead development of cancer in future. Pregnant and lactating ladies are generally excluded from undergoing CT scan BHU unless the benefits outweigh the risks. CT scanning examination for children is conducted only by evaluating risk to benefit ratio.
Use of contrast dye can pose some risk of kidney damage in patients with impaired renal functions. There are cases of hypersensitivity to the injections containing contrast medium. However these are limited to localized lesions. There are some procedures of CT scanning that may require use of anesthesia.