CT, or CAT scans, are special X-ray tests that produce cross-sectional images of the body using X-rays and a computer. CT scans are also referred to as computerized axial tomography.
A CT scan can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease or injury as well as to plan medical, surgical or radiation treatment.
- Diagnose muscle and bone disorders, such as bone tumors and fractures
- Pinpoint the location of a tumor, infection or blood clot
- Guide procedures such as surgery, biopsy and radiation therapy
- Detect and monitor diseases and conditions such as cancer, heart disease, lung nodules and liver masses
- Monitor the effectiveness of certain treatments, such as cancer treatment
#2 was alone, too, since I had norovirus. Sigh.
This was Bone Scan #1.
|It's a big hospital, with long halls!|
The Ottawa Hospital phoned us two days before, as has been the case with previous appointments.
Here is our list of info for the CT Scan:
- Go to hospital wing C1 - Radiology
- Drink 8 glasses of water the day before.
- Bring a list of your medications. (We keep this in our agendas.)
- The test itself will take 20 minutes. (A 90-minute drive, for 20 minutes!)