Understanding Radiology: What is a CT Scan?

Monday, June 11, 2012

This post is Part 2 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology series

A CT (Computed Tomography) - or CAT – Scan is a useful tool in the cancer diagnosis process.

If your physician suspects cancer,  one of the first steps is to determine what you have and where the cancer is located. Often times that first step is a CT Scan.

A simple definition: a CT Scan shows what is going on inside your body by taking a series of pictures.

Dr. J. Mark Fulmer, a radiologist at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas explains in greater detail:

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Up next: How a CT Scan works.

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