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Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) scanning combines special X-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or visualizations of the inside of the body. These images allow subsequent reconstructions in all planes and 3D.
The high resolution and sensitivity allows detailed study of the body. In severe acute processes (accidents, heart attacks
brain, bleeding, acute abdomen, respiratory distress …), is our main diagnostic tool.
However, it should be noted that you use X-RAYS, so unnecessary and repeated procedures (except essential ones) should be avoided.
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for the exam. You may be provided with a gown to wear during the procedure.
Metal objects such as jewelry, glasses, dentures, and hair clips can affect CT images, so you should leave them at home or take them off before the exam. You may be asked to remove hearing aids and removable teeth. Women will be asked to remove their bra if it contains metal components.
You may be asked not to eat for several hours before, especially if contrast material will be used in the exam. You should report if you have any known allergies to contrast materials, your doctor may prescribe medications to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
Also, tell if you have a history of diabetes, kidney disease, or thyroid problems. To assess the suitability of the use of contrast and take preventive measures.
WOMEN SHOULD ALWAYS INFORM THEIR DOCTOR AND TAC TECHNICIAN IF THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THEY ARE PREGNANT.
FACE CT AND SKULL BASE ORBIT CT
FACIAL / BREAST CT
PEÑASCO, MASTOIDES AND CAIS DENTAL CT
ABDOMINAL-DYNAMIC CT (with contrast).
MULTIPHASICAL-UROTH RENAL CT (with contrast iv.)
COMPLETE COLUMN CT
CERVICAL COLUMN CT
DORSAL COLUMN CT
LUMBO-SACRA COLUMN CT
SACRO / SACROILIAC CT
UPPER / LOWER EXTREMITY CT
HIPS / KNEES ROTATIONAL MMII / KNEE TC
CEREBRAL ARTERIES CT
CEREBRAL VEINS CT
SUPRAORTIC ARTERIES CT
LUNG ARTERIES CT
SACRUS / SACROILIAC CT