Benefits of CT Scans

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Computed Tomography or CT scan or CAT scan is ranked amongst the top 5 medical developments that has been made in the last fifty years as per most medical surveys. CT has already proven itself a highly valuable tool for diagnosis.

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www.lvradiology.com Benefits of CT Scans Computed Tomography or CT scan or CAT scan is ranked amongst the top 5 medical developments that has been made in the last fifty years as per most medical surveys. CT has already proven itself a highly valuable tool for diagnosis. Both conventional x-rays and CT take images of the internal body structures. With conventional x rays the structures overlap. For instance the ribs overlay the lungs and the heart. In x rays structures of the medical concern are often obscured by the other organs and/or bones making the process of diagnosis more difficult. Mammogram Las Vegas NV also takes x-ray images and is popularly used for diagnosis of breast cancer. The benefits of CT scan Las Vegas include better and more effective healthcare management by:

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www.lvradiology.com  Reducing the requirement for exploratory surgeries  Determining when the surgeries are really necessary  Improving the patient placement into the appropriate area of healthcare like intensive care units or ICU  Reducing the lengths of hospitalizations  Improving the diagnosis and treatment for cancer  Guiding the treatments of common medical conditions like injury stroke and cardiac diseases. In the emergency rooms patients could be scanned rather quickly with CT scans so that doctors are able to rapidly assess the condition of the patients. When emergency surgery is necessary to stop any internal bleeding CT scan images shows the surgeons the exact area that is to be operated. Without such information the success rate of surgery would be compromised. Risks of exposure to radiation through CT scan is rather small as compared to the sheer benefits of well-planned surgeries that it offers.

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