CT Scan Topic Guide

CT Scan (CAT Scan, Computerized Axial Tomography) CT Scan (CAT Scan, Computerized Axial Tomography): What is a CT scan? Computerized tomography scans (CT scans) are important diagnostic tools for a variety of medical conditions. Some areas of the body frequently evaluated by CT scans include the
  • brain,
  • neck,
  • spine,
  • chest,
  • abdomen,
  • pelvis, and
  • sinuses.
The CT scan process uses X-rays and a computer to produce cross-sectional images of the body.

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