Medical Imaging and Surgery in C-scheme, Jaipur
Sometimes, to monitor a medical condition, your doctor might recommend imaging tests to further diagnose the condition. There are several types of scans available for certain conditions. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor will suggest the scan. Imaging scans are safe and carry very minimal risks. These are conducted by radiologists, who are medical doctors that specialize in diagnosing injuries and treating them. The most common types of imaging tests include;
- CT Scans
- MRI Scans
What is an X-Ray?
An x-ray is a common imaging test that doctors use to take a look inside the body to see the source of the symptoms.
Why is an X-Ray Performed?
Some of the common conditions for which X-rays are used include;
- bone cancer
- breast tumors
- enlarged heart
- blocked blood vessels
- conditions affecting lungs
- digestive problems
- tooth decay
- To retrieve items that have been swallowed
How is X-Ray Performed?
Before some X-rays, the doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur will tell you how to prepare for the same. It is usually performed in the hospital or the doctor’s office. To make sure clear images are obtained, your doctor will ask you to position your body in a certain way. During the test, you will be asked to stand, sit and change your positions.
Are There Any Side-Effects?
In very rare cases, you may notice side effects, such as;
- a metallic taste in your mouth
What is a CT-San?
Computed Tomography, more commonly known as CT Scan, is an imaging test where rotating X-rays and computers are used to come up with cross-sectional images of the body. Your doctor will recommend a CT scan to look at a more detailed view of the insides. A CT scan is used to check;
Why is a CT-Scan Performed?
A CT-Scan is performed to;
- Diagnose infections
- To check for muscle disorders or bone fractures
- To know the location of masses or tumors
- To check for internal injuries
- To check if the treatment is working
How is CT-Scan Performed?
Before the scan, your doctor will give you a special dye that will ensure that the X-ray images will be seen better. Depending on the location of the body for a CT scan, you will be asked to consume the liquid (it is safe). For the scan, you will have to change into a hospital gown and remove any metal items you may have worn. You will lie on the table that slides into a CT scanner. During the time inside, the X-rays images will be presented on the screen of the radiologists that helps them see the insides clear.
What are the risks of CT Scan?
Although there aren’t several risks involved, some people experience an allergic reaction to the contrast material as it contains iodine. Therefore, if you are allergic to iodine, it is important that you talk to your doctor about it. Pregnant women and children must also avoid CT scans.
What is an MRI Scan?
MRI scan is used to diagnose particular disorders using a strong magnetic field and radio waves. It is a non-invasive and painless procedure. With the help of this scan, your doctor will be able to see detailed cross-sectional images of the internal organs and structures. The uses of MRI scans include;
- Problems of the brain and spinal cord
- Tumors, cysts, and any other problems in the various parts of the body
- Breast cancer screening
- Heart problems
- Liver and other diseases
- Uterine abnormalities
Does it Have Any Side Effect?
Side effects with MRI scans are very rare. It can sometimes cause nausea, headaches, and pain. People who have claustrophobia can find it difficult.
Imaging tests are safe and help diagnose a problem for the right treatment. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur.
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No, it is usually very safe.
Yes, usually they are necessary.