Computed Tomography (CT scan)

The Hospital is equipped with a state-of-the-art Siemens Biograph Horizon 16 slice PET-CT machine. This is used for routine CT scan and CT guided procedures.


Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging procedure that uses special x-ray equipment to create detailed pictures, or scans, of areas inside the body. It is sometimes called computerized tomography or computerized axial tomography (CAT).

Modern CT machines take continuous pictures in a helical (or spiral) fashion rather than a series of pictures of individual sections of the body, as the original CT machines did. Helical CT (also called spiral CT) has several advantages over older CT techniques: it is faster, produces better quality 3-D pictures of areas inside the body, and may detect small abnormalities more accurately.

In addition to its use in cancer, CT is widely used to help diagnose circulatory system diseases and conditions, such as coronary artery disease, blood vessel aneurysms, and blood clots; spinal conditions; kidney and bladder stones; abscesses, inflammatory diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and sinusitis; and injuries to the head, skeletal system, and internal organs.

Common Applications of CT scan: