Computed Tomography

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Patient Preparation Before CT Examination

It is recommended that you wear loose clothing that is comfortable during a CT examination. In most of the cases, there is a hospital gown or apron provided by the radiographer that can be worn. It can be returned back once the examination is over. Metal objects would interfere with the images obtained. Hence it is advisable to remove things such as hairpins, jewellery, eyeglasses that you may be wearing. This would also largely depend on the specific area of the body being examined. The radiologist would advise you not to drink or eat anything a few hours before the examination. It is very important for women to inform their doctor if they have missed their periods or if they are pregnant because X-rays have been known to cause birth defects following exposure.

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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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