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CT Scan - What Does The Equipment Look Like

Most of the patients get nervous when they see a CT machine because it seems very huge and massive. However, there is no reason for worry because a general CT examination is a relatively safer procedure. The CT scanner is a large machine that has a hole in the center. It is provided with a sliding patient table, which can move back and front. You will be asked to lie over the table and would be instructed by the radiographer regarding the procedure. Once he/she has made sure that you are familiar with the instructions, the examination would start. You may be required to remain still for a few minutes during the examination. However, this should not be for long. It usually takes about less than 10 to 15 minutes. You will be alone in the examination room. The radiologist would be seated in the adjacent room and you can communicate with them incase you feel any discomfort.

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This is such a "nice" description. A more realistic desrciption is the machine is a huge monstrosity and very very noisy. Additionally, you forgot to mention a HUGE negative about these machines, once you get rolled in, the machine is literally abouit 1 inch from your entire body - on all sides. You can't move at all! If you are unconfortable in small places you will freak out! 10-15 minutes is IF it goes perfectly. Mine took about 30 minutes as she keep getting mad because I coughed or breathed or ever so slightly moved. It was by far the worst experience. Also, the machine gives off so much radiation, the tech stays outside the room. That is not comforting.
normalguy Thursday, January 03, 2013
CT scans on average take only a couple of minutes. From your description, it sounds like you had an MRI. MRI uses radiofrequency waves with a strong magnetic field to produce images, not radiation. MRI’s also take much longer and are typically very confining compared to a CT. If you are unable to hold still, the procedure will be prolonged due to the motion distorting the images. In addition… radiology technologists are exposed to radiation every working day of their lives so you cannot blame them for leaving the room, plus the consol to control and run the machine is outside the room.
Roentgen Wednesday, April 10, 2013
you have to ask first before you complain.
Niel14 Monday, June 03, 2013
computed tomography is brillant for the students and teenagers.it is very helpful and gives us plenty of knowledge about any matter.
abhinav2011 Saturday, January 29, 2011

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