CT Scanning

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  • CT Scanning
    • computerised tomography
    • uses x-rays to build up and image of a 'slice' through the body
    • patient put through a tube containing a scanner
    • rotates around patient
    • emits x-ray pulses
    • need to lie still and breath normally
    • data is received and processed using computer software
    • image is digital and can be put with other images to form 3D view
    • much clearer image
    • can scan areas encased in bone e.g. the brain
    • radiation risks
    • expensive
    • large size of equipment


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