CT-Scan is one of the supporting examinations that is very useful for doctors to make a diagnosis, especially to see bleeding, fractures, and tumors in various organs of the body, from the head to the hands and feet. In addition, with the presence of CT-Scan, examinations such as biopsy and colonoscopy, and radiation therapy for cancer can be carried out in a more targeted manner so as to minimize side effects that can occur. Today, most of hospitals have CT-Scan machines, refurbished CT-Scan machines at least.
Often patients and doctors are hesitant to perform an examination with a CT-Scan because the radiation is feared to be high, especially for children, and the dose of contrast is feared to burden the kidneys. These concerns were answered with the new CT-Scan machines provided by Amber Diagnostics which offer an examination process with lower radiation doses and contrast dose adjustment in children. In addition, the CT scan machines can also provide images of examination results with high resolution, fast acquisition, and according to the doctor’s needs.
CT-Scan for Head Injury
Head injuries due to trauma/impact due to car accidents, falls, violence, and others can cause skull fractures and brain hemorrhages. The patient’s consciousness will decrease, even to the point of fainting, for several minutes to hours, the patient’s limbs and limbs can also suddenly become paralyzed / cannot be moved, facial muscles become immobile (marked by slurred speech, unable to smile, unable to chew, unable to raise eyebrows or inflate cheeks, unable to close or open eyes, visual disturbances, olfactory disturbances, eye movement disorders, etc. Patients may also vomit sprayed due to increased pressure in the head.
CT-Scan is a good supporting examination tool to see the structure of broken bones and bleeding patterns that occur as a result of the trauma/impact. Fractures of the skull can cause leakage of cerebrospinal fluid to the outside and infection of the cerebrospinal fluid. Brain hemorrhage, either in the epidural, subdural, subarachnoid, or in the brain tissue can compress other brain tissue and cause damage and be life-threatening if not treated immediately. Therefore, examinations, ranging from physical examinations carried out by doctors to supporting examinations with CT Scans, must be carried out quickly so that patients can be treated immediately or given the right action.
CT-Scan for Examination of the Chest, Stomach, and Pelvic Cavity
Diseases of the respiratory tract to the lungs are often characterized by shortness of breath, cough, and chest pain. Chest examination with CT-Scan can show the organs in the chest, from the airways to the lungs, surrounding soft tissues, blood vessels, ribs to the spine better than X-rays or X-Rays, helping doctors make a more definitive diagnosis and provide more appropriate drugs and management, including cancer radiation therapy.
CT-Scan for Examination of the Kidney and Urine Tract
Bladder tumors, stones in the kidneys and bladder, kidney tumors, polycystic kidney disease, and stones in the urinary tract can be seen through a CT-Scan examination. In addition to looking at the shape, size and location can also be seen through the image of the CT-Scan examination, thus helping the doctor decide what treatment is appropriate for the patient.
CT-Scan for Other Checks
CT-Scan examination can be used to see spinal trauma, from the spine at neck level to hip height, infections, trauma, and fractures in the hands and feet. Panoramic CT can be used to assist oral surgery because it can show the blood vessels and soft tissues around the operated mouth. Paranasal CT can be used to view sinusitis and polyps. CT-Scan is also used by Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists to perform surgeries on patients with anatomical variations/facial structures, see facial fractures, and see tumors in the ear, nose, or throat area.
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