(computed tomography) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of
your body and the structures inside
your body. A CT scan of the head can
give your doctor information about your eyes, the bones of your face
and nose, your inner ear, and your brain.
During the test, you will lie on a table that
is attached to the CT scanner. The CT scanner is a large doughnut-shaped
scan of the head can help find the cause of symptoms that may mean
you have a brain injury or bleeding inside your head. It can also
find a tumour and damage caused by a stroke and help find the best treatment for the cause
of a stroke.
Talk to your doctor about all your
health conditions before the test. For example, tell your doctor if:
Watch closely for
changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a
list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have
your test results.
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Current as of:
October 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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