Due to technological advances, it is possible to perform complex tests and diagnose diseases or monitor the health of each element that forms our body. One of the tests that allows these processes is computed tomography.
Presented in the 70s, tomography is an examination considered non-invasive and is able to identify changes in internal organs, serving for the diagnosis of several diseases. Find out more about this exam in the text below!
The computed tomography exam allows detailed images of different tissues and organs.
Computed tomography (CT) is an examination performed by means of x-ray waves that when they reach the body form images that can be seen on a monitor. It is possible to perform tomography in different parts of the body, such as the head, eyes, chest, abdomen, hips, arms and legs.
This test is considered to be safe and reliable, as it allows an accurate diagnosis (or monitoring), since it is not as sensitive to the patient’s movements during the process, unlike what happens with magnetic resonance imaging, for example.
In addition, through the exam, it is possible to analyze in detail structures, tissues and organs, being ideal to identify changes in the body early.
When carrying out the examination, it is common for doubts to arise regarding the amount of radiation used, however those considered as not sensitive to electromagnetic waves, can perform the tomography normally, since the level of radiation is controlled and adequate so as not to affect the patient.
In cases of radiosensitive people, such as children and pregnant women, it is necessary to be more careful in this matter. In general, it is indicated that these groups opt for magnetic resonance or ultrasound, since the level of radiation is lower. In this way, complications are avoided.
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