Computed tomography (CT)

Computed Tomography (CT) is a diagnostic imaging test that helps produce detailed images of the internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels. The imaging technique helps develop cross-sectional images which can then be reformatted in multiple planes. In some cases, the imaging can even generate three-dimensional visuals that can be viewed on a monitor.

In most cases, CT scanning is the best method of detecting various types of cancers. The images are also helpful in confirming both the presence as well as the size and location of a tumor. This diagnostic test is an effective, painless and noninvasive procedure, producing most accurate images of the internal organs. CT also reveals internal injuries and internal bleeding, which is crucial in emergency cases.