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Cat Scan (Computerized Axial Tomography)

Pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X-ray images and turns them in pictures on a screen.
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seth mcclerklin

on 20 September 2011

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Transcript of Cat Scan (Computerized Axial Tomography)

History How it works CT was invented in 1972 by British engineer Godfrey Hounsfield of EMI Laboratories, England and by South Africa-born physicist Allan Cormack of Tufts University, Massachusetts CT uses a computer and a rotating x-ray device to create detailed, cross-sectional images, or slices, of organs and body parts.
As the scanner rotates, the detector takes numerous snapshots called "profiles." Typically, about 1,000 profiles are taken in one rotation. Medical uses and Limitations use by doctors to easily diagnose problems such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectionous diseases, and tramas. Radiation, increases your chances to get cancer Allergic reactions might occur when injected with contrast material. contrasting materials are used to highlight specific parts on your body. Prepare Depends on the spot that you are getting scanned May be asked to remove clothing and wear hospital clothing. Giving contrast material either oral, injection, or rectal. Children have to take sedatives to stay calm while getting scanned. Cat Scan C.A.T(Compurized Axial Tomography)

Review Questions
1) What should you do to prepare for the procedure?
2)What are some common effects after the procedure?
3)What are the risks and benefits?
4)What are specific limitations of the procedure?J
5)What illnesses require a C.A.T procedure?
6)What are the least common body parts to examine?
7)who analyzes the images of a C.A.T procedure?
8)What might be the most difficult illness to detect using a C.A.T scan?
9)Which disease can increase the risk of adverse effects?
10)Who are people that are not allowed to undergo a C.AT. procedure?

Roles Seth and nyela put together
the prezi. Jamika and Michelle looked
up information and made the quiz. Levell looked up the pictures
and how cat scan works
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