How is a CT Scan Performed?
A CT Scan (computed tomography ) or CAT (Computed Axial Tomography) Scan diagnostic method which allows doctors to see anatomy. A CT Scan processes hundreds of X-Rays
and produces cross-section pictures of bones, organs, and other tissues. Having acquired multiple images it is more detailed and than a regular X-ray. CAT Scan is the fast and painless procedure to scan any part of your body.
How Long Does a Scan Take?
A Simple CT Head
(also known as NCCT Head or CT Brain
) typically takes a few seconds inside a multislice CT Scanner and does not require much pre-preparation. More complicated investigations such as CECT Abdomen
(CT Abdomen with Contrast) or CT Triple Phase Abdomen
Phase Abdomen may take hours of pre-preparation including oral and IV contrast administration.