Written by Kalyani Thivakaran, B.Tech (Industrial Biotechnology) | 
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD on Sep 18, 2019

References for Computed Tomography

Author: Kalyani Thivakaran

Editor: Dr. Simi Paknikar

Technically Checked by: Lingaraj

Comments

normalguy Thursday, January 3, 2013

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.

Roentgen Wednesday, April 10, 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.

Niel14 Monday, June 3, 2013

you have to ask first before you complain.

abhinav2011 Saturday, January 29, 2011

computed tomography is brillant for the students and teenagers.it is very helpful and gives us plenty of knowledge about any matter.

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