CT - CHEST PLAIN (PAEDIATRIC)

CT - CHEST PLAIN (PAEDIATRIC)

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A chest computed tomography scan, or chest CT scan, is a painless, non-invasive test. It creates precise pictures of the structures in your chest, such as your lungs, heart, blood vessels, pleura etc. A chest CT scan is a type of x ray. However, a CT scan's pictures show more detail than pictures from a standard?chest x ray.


Why is CT - CHEST PLAIN (PAEDIATRIC) done ?

This scan helps to examine abnormalities found in other imaging tests and to help diagnose the cause of an Unexplained cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, or fever.

CT - CHEST PLAIN (PAEDIATRIC) Instructions

CCO:
Ask for the status of pregnancy in a female patient.No food intake 6 hrs prior to CT SCAN. Only liquids can be taken untill CT SCAN is done.. All the regular medications can be taken with sips of water. Ask for any history of claustrophobia.

SLAs:
For CT test scheduled before 8 AM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For CT test scheduled after 8 AM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
Confirm the compliance of preparations required. Ask the patient to wear comfortable clothes free of metals, zippers, hooks.

SLAs:
For CT test scheduled before 8 AM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For CT test scheduled after 8 AM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is CT - CHEST PLAIN (PAEDIATRIC) ?

A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) uses computers and rotating X-ray machines to create cross-sectional images of the body. These images provide more detailed information than normal X-ray images. They can show the soft tissues, blood vessels and bones in various parts of the body.

A Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of :

  • CT Scan Chest creates detailed pictures of airways, lungs or lymph nodes in the chest for abnormalities.

A CT Chest Plain scan can be performed with or without CONTRAST dye. This CONTRAST material helps your doctor analyze and identify important vessels and structures, and makes it possible to identify abnormalities that cannot be seen without the dye.