A CT scan is an advanced diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to construct images of the inside of the body including bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels. The images can be in two-dimensional or even three-dimensional form, depending on the technology and computer software. These detailed images allow doctors to detect any abnormalities or changes inside the patient’s body.
CT scans have been used in a wide variety of areas, notably for disease detection including cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, inflammation, calculi, and bone fractures. A CT scan may be performed depending on the patient’s condition.