Radiology Terms

CT scan

What is a CT scan?

CT stands for computerized tomography (CT) scan. It’s a medical imaging technique that takes a series of X-ray pictures from various angles and then uses computers to process slices or cross-sections. It is more detailed than an X-ray. These slices can be combined to create a 3D image. 

CT scans are used for many purposes, including identifying tumors, infections and blood clots, as well as diagnosing muscle and bone issues, and monitoring some diseases and the effectiveness of some treatments.