Medical imaging allows diseases to be traced more quickly with highly sophisticated devices. Tomography techniques record images in superimposed sections of organs and blood vessels.
Unlike the simple X-rays that only show certain external facets of an organ, the technique of tomography shows the organ in three dimensions. The technique is all the more interesting since the organ is shelled in very thin slices showing the anomalies that could hide at the very heart of the organ. To achieve this result, several devices are used. Each of these devices has a peculiarity and all the data are transmitted by computer and then compiled and saved for study and diagnosis.
Exceptional image quality
This technique of medical imaging allows a vision in two and even three dimensions of the different structures of the anatomy. X-rays traverse the organ in very fine layers recorded simultaneously. The images obtained are of an exceptional quality. The multi-sensor device is used especially for the examination of the arteries of the heart and small jacks because, despite the small size of these structures, the device manages to give a three-dimensional image. The double-tube scanner allows a specific study of the composition of the kidney stones, a study that was previously impossible only by the simple X-ray of the kidneys. These devices are coupled with the spiral scanner and scanners for the imaging of blood vessels.
The CT exam
The CT exam is short-term and pain-free for the patient. For example, in cases of chest examinations, only one stop of respiration is required unlike several stops during an X-ray. The CT examination takes place in a hospital setting in a room provided for this purpose and equipped with all the necessary equipment.
The patient is lying on the examination table which moves slowly to the scanners. These revolve around the patient and record snapshots of the area to be examined. A stop of the breathing is requested at a specific time for a few seconds then the patient starts breathing normally when advised.
The radiologist or technician will retire to an adjacent room to read the cuts, study and compile them. At all times the responsible professional sees and hears his patient. It can, therefore, intervene quickly at the request of the patient. It is recommended to avoid drinking or eating in the hours prior to the exam.
An allergen test is performed beforehand when an iodine injection is required for the examination. In the case of an allergy, the person will be treated before the test to avoid any reaction in the following days. For women in early pregnancy or breastfeeding as well as for people with diabetes certain precautions are taken and the examination is practiced when cases are considered urgent and the results of the examination will lead to treatment Essential to the patient’s well-being.
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