COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)
Computed Tomography, abbreviated as CT, is a method of acquiring detailed images of internal organs and tissues using X-rays.
Spiral-helical Tomography GE hispeed CT scanner is used for Computed Tomography scans at our hospital. Thanks to high-speed scanning feature of the device, tomography and 3D (3-dimensional) images of all body dimensions can be acquired.
Lesions that measure 1 mm and more and the lumps can be visualized thanks to thin-slice and fast scanning features of the device.
Vascular problems of the kidney are among most common causes of hypertension in young to middle-aged patient groups. Vascular structures can be examined 3-dimensionally with the CT device equipped at our hospital.
Our CT scanner offers three-dimensional images in special conditions of the colonic diseases that cannot be evaluated with colonoscopy (inability to advance the colonoscope, refusal of the procedure by the patient). No imaging device is inserted through the anal canal in this scan. Normal tomography is scanned while patient is placed on supine position.
In some cases, tomography images are acquired during or after a contrast agent (a dye) is administered through intravascular, oral or anal routes. The patients are informed in detail about how those drugs will be used before the procedure.
Color and 4-dimensional examinations are performed with the US scanner available at our hospital.
OVERALL FIELDS OF USE
Generally, it is used for diagnostic purposes in almost all parts of the body except for bone structures.
Thyroid: Ultrasound allows understanding the size of thyroid gland and dense (solid) or cystic nature of a mass lesion in thyroid gland.
Breast: Ultrasound enables differential diagnosis of cysts and solid mass lesions (tumors). It is an important complementary modality for radiology studies, just as mammography.
Liver-Gall bladder: Ultrasound provides information on fat accumulation, growth, tumors, cysts and abscess in liver and the resultant structural disorders. It is used in diagnosis of stone, inflammation and tumors in gall bladder.
Kidney: Ultrasound helps diagnosing the hydronephrosis (excessive dilatation of renal pelvis and calyces) and renal calculi. Moreover, it is also used for differential diagnosis of cysts and tumors in kidney.
Brain: It is used in observing development of brain and conditions like cerebral hemorrhage and effusion for infants.
Hip: It is the most useful method to determine the congenital dysplasia of hip in infants.
Female and male reproductive organs: Almost excellent results are obtained without radiation exposure in diagnosis of tumor, cyst, infection etc.