CT Scan Procedure?

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, I want to ask what people are allowed to do the CT scan, then what people are not allowed to do the CT scan and what about children under 18 years? thank you ….

1 Answer:

Hello dear Alan,

CT-scan is a form of medical imaging which combines a series of x-rays that are done from a variety of different angles. Furthermore, the process is continued by a computer so that it produces clearer images of the bones and soft tissues than a regular X-ray examination. The general purpose of a CT scan is to support the diagnosis and also help with medical procedures, such as biopsy, surgery, and radiation therapy. Various parts of the body can be examined through this examination, including the head, heart, lungs, abdominal cavity, and so on.

The CT scan is done in a lying position for a few minutes. For this reason, cooperation with the patient is needed to lie motionless during the examination. Especially for children (less than 18 years), given the radiation exposure from this examination, it is only done when it is absolutely necessary according to the doctor's recommendation. If the child is not cooperative, the doctor can prescribe a sedative during the examination. This examination is not recommended for pregnant women, doctors usually recommend ultrasound or MRI examinations.

For that, before carrying out a CT-scan, be sure to check your child's health condition with the doctor.

Hopefully this is useful

Dr. Lili

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