Doctors and specialists all across the country use different methods for determining medical problems and conditions of their patients. They can include CAT scans, x-rays, MRIs, blood tests, urine tests and ultrasounds. The results of these tests will be used to diagnose patients with specific diseases, conditions or let the patient know that they do not have anything wrong with them. These tests can also be used to pinpoint an injury such as a pinched nerve, a torn tendon or labrum, a torn muscle and the exact location of a fracture.
CT scan, which is short for a computerized tomography, is a test that creates detailed images of the blood vessels throughout the entire body. The test can analyze the large arteries and veins of the entire body as well as the brain. The entire test is built up of a bunch of x-rays that are then reconstructed into three dimensional pictures.Click head scans.
Doctors will then examine the results of the CT scan to determine if there are any problems within the blood vessels and veins of the body or of the brain. Before having a CT scan performed, a patient should not drink or eat anything anywhere from 3-4 hours before the test. If you have asthma, let the doctor know because you must be pretreated 24 hours in advance of the procedure to have it done. The same goes for anyone with allergies.
This test is performed to discover the following problems:
-Pulmonary artery disease
-Presence of AV fistula
-Aneurysms in the body
-Blood vessels in the arms and chest