Uterus CT scans

A doctor or physician may order a CT scan of the uterus to make detailed pictures and analyze the internal structure. Computerized tomography (CT) scanning is useful to get a very detailed 3D image of certain parts of the body.

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What are Uterus CT scans?

The process of taking a CT of the uterus begins by taking many different X-ray views at various different angles, which are then combined with the use of computer processing to create cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissue inside of your body, including tissues inside of solid organ. Ordinary X-ray testing does not show clear images of soft tissue, so doctors often request CT scanning to get a good image of soft tissue including organs, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and the brain. Sometimes a contrast dye is used as it shows up clearer on the screen.

A CT scan for uterine cancer uses X-ray images to present detailed images of the uterus.

Reasons for a Uterus CT scan:

CT scans are used for a multitude of reasons. They may be done to check for certain cancers in various different ways including to detect abnormal tumors, growths or lumps. They also identify the location of tumors, the stage of cancer, and where to perform a biopsy.

A uterus CT scan can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. They are important in planning for certain types of therapy and surgery, as well as in the aftermath to determine whether the patient’s body is responding to treatment.

CT scans can be used to detect cysts or infections in the body. They can also identify the bone structures within the body and can accurately measure the density of bone.

A CT scan is often used to quickly inspect a patient after an accident in order to identify traumatic internal injuries.

A Uterus CT scan may help diagnose (find):

A CT scan of the uterus may show tumors or masses on or near the uterus.

A uterus CT scan can determine the location, shape and size of a tumor as well as how whether it is growing into nearby structures.

Physicians use a CT scan of the uterus as a guide through pre-surgical planning and treatment procedures.





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