CT scan technology, commonly known as a CAT scan, uses a sophisticated imaging system similar to an x-ray. A machine scans the body and uses cross-section images to create a three-dimensional model. With modern technology, the thin images can be further manipulated with a computer to see the human body in revolutionary ways, helping doctors diagnose diseases more quickly and accurately. This procedure is a non-invasive diagnostic tool, requiring minimal radiation and can see things which traditional x-rays cannot.
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According to most patients, the worst part of CT scanning is the need to lie perfectly still for any amount of time. A contrast material may be utilized for better scan results, which can cause minor discomfort depending on the method of administration.