How do doctors use CT scanners in clinic?
CT stands for computed tomography and is also known as a CAT scan. A CT scan is a diagnostic medical examination which takes multiple pictures of the inside of your body, much like other x-rays. The cross sectional images that can be taken with a CT scan can be reformatted into multiple planes, and 3D images can even be created. They can be viewed by monitors and even transferred to disks. CT scans are used in place of x-rays because more detail can be seen within the layers. This is especially true for soft tissues and blood vessels.