WHEN IS A COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY PERFORMED?
Computed tomography (CT) is now a standard procedure and imaging is used in many medical specialties. Due to the ever better image quality, it can in certain cases even established as an alternative for the patient in order to avoid stressful diagnostic procedures (eg. endoscopy).
- CT of the head (cranial computed tomography): in cases of suspected bleeding, dilated blood vessels, brain tumors, brain edema, stroke or skull fracture
- Whole-body CT: to search for tumors and cysts (fluid retention) and to monitor the progress of known tumors or changes in internal organs
- Skeletal CT: for a more precise evaluation for suspected disc herniation, osteoporosis or bone fractures
- Cardiac CT: for detailed three-dimensional imaging of cardiac muscle and coronary vessels.
- Virtual endoscopy: a computer-animated journey through blood vessels and body cavities such as the coronary arteries or the intestines.