Category: CT

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5 Cancers a CT Scan Can Easily Detect

When your healthcare provider suspects you might have cancer, they may order a CT scan.  Your healthcare provider ordered a CT scan because they want a series of detailed, high-resolution images of your...

June 26, 2024 – 9 min read
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If a CT scan can’t diagnose a concussion, why do I need one?

If you have a head injury, you should immediately seek medical attention, or call 9-1-1.  When you fall or have any type of injury to your head, it can be particularly serious, as...

June 26, 2024 – 7 min read
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What exactly does a head CT scan show my healthcare team?

A head CT scan can tell your healthcare provider a lot about the condition of your head and brain.  Whether you’ve already had a head CT scan, or you have an upcoming CT...

May 21, 2024 – 9 min read
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Preparing for your chest CT scan: what to expect

Learn what you need to know about getting ready for a chest CT scan, including what you can expect during your scan, and what happens after your scan is complete....
March 26, 2024 – 10 min read
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What should I expect during my brain CT scan?

Find out what to expect during your brain CT scan, from preparation to the scan, and get insights into the process to ease any concerns you may have....
March 13, 2024 – 7 min read

What is the difference between a low-dose CT scan and a regular CT scan?

You’ve heard the phrase, “moderation in all things.” Here’s another one, “sometimes less is better.” For certain people who would benefit from limited exposure to radiation, a low-dose CT (Computerized Tomography) scan can...

February 12, 2024 – 8 min read

How does a CT scan show heart blockage?

Perhaps nothing is more concerning than feeling like there is something wrong with your heart. If you are having a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1. If you aren’t having an emergency, and you feel...

December 4, 2023 – 10 min read

Why did my ENT recommend a sinus CT scan?

If you’re reading this, chances are your ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialist, also called an otolaryngologist, has recommended a sinus CT scan, and you’re filled with questions. From explaining why the scan...

November 20, 2023 – 17 min read

How does my doctor use a CT scan to detect cancer?

You might start to worry when your doctor recommends a CT scan to see if you might have cancer. But don’t worry just yet. There’s still a lot for your medical team to...

November 6, 2023 – 19 min read