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Old 02-09-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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CT Scans

Wasn't sure where to post my question so hope I can post here.When a person has a CT Scan of one Organ will all of the body show up on the scan?Like if you have a scan of your spine will the Stomach,Heart,Lungs etc show up?

 
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Re: CT Scans

A ct scan takes a virtual slice of your body, generally in the horizontal plane. So yes, a ct scan ordered to look at bony structures in one area of the body will also show soft tissue structures in that area. The key words being "in that area." A ct scan of the head will show the skull and brain, but not the neck or anything farther down. A ct of the chest will not show the intestines. Also, adjustments may be made to show the structures that are desired clearly, which may decrease the visibility of other types of structures.

 
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Old 02-09-2006, 02:39 PM   #3
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Re: CT Scans

Thank you Kehorner..So if I had a CT scan of my lower Lumbar(L1-L3)Spine my lower body Kidney's,Female Organs,Intestines would be visible?

 
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