WHY A CT SCAN IS IMPORTANT
Many physicians prefer a CT scanner over an ordinary X-ray machine for their patients, in certain cases. However, patients often wonder why this exam is selected when there are other alternatives out there. Well, we have a listed some significant features a CT scan offers both doctors and patients who decide to use it for examination.
SIGNIFICANCE OF A CT SCANNER
- A SPEEDY ACQUISITION OF IMAGES
Through CT scanners, doctors can get the test results of patients in about seconds or minutes. The speed behind these test results has been improved by modern scanners. With a scanner system like the GE Discovery MR 750 3.0 Tesla High Field MRI, a heart scan is carried out in about half a second and a whole-body scan is done in three seconds. Hence, with this feature, patients do not need to wait for about 2 hours or more before their body screening ends.
2. A LARGER PORTION OF THE BODY IS VIEWED
One of the various reasons clinics acquire CT scanners is the ability to view more substantial parts of the body in perfect detail. Things like tissues, organs, abscess, body fluids and the full body physical state are captured in a CT scan with great visual information.
3. MORE DETAILS FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Through a CT scan, patient’s condition can be ascertained in high-quality detail. A CT scan captures images of a specific area in the body from different points, and by doing so, it provides a detailed view of said area. Also, with the new updates in CT technology, high-quality spacial images are available. These photos also show clear details for areas filled with calcium and stents, making it a must-have for clinics.
4. IMPROVED PATIENT PLACEMENT
With the use of standard X-rays, doctors are unable to ascertain undoubtedly the right section to place some patients in their care units. However, with a CT scanner along with its ability to show the physical state of a patient in great detail, physicians are now able to determine if a patient should be placed in an intensive care unit.
5. PERFECT GUIDE FOR TREATMENT
Some treatment procedures require a tremendous eyes-on reach to ensure a higher chance of success. When a CT scan is absent, such process suffers hiccups. However, with a CT scan present, treatments like cancer Radiofrequency ablation can be performed.
6. LESS EXPLORATORY SURGERIES
Before CT scanners came into the medical sectors, other scanners could not give in perfect detail, the state of a patient’s condition. Due to this inability, doctors usually engaged in exploratory surgery. The reason for these operations is to find out the nature of their patient problem before proceeding to diagnosis and treatment. Hence, increasing the time it should take to have the patient treated, and also risking the life of said patient.
However, since the inception of CT scanners, exploratory surgeries are not usually performed. This option is even lessened further with the provision of new CT scanners like GE Discovery MR 750 3.0 Tesla High Field MRI, which provides in-depth, and precise details of the scanned area. Abnormalities like tumor are shown in their size, shape, and location.
7. LESS TIME SPENT IN THE HOSPITAL
With fast and efficient CT scanners, patients do not spend less time in a clinic to ascertain their health condition.