Answers and questions on ct scan
I booked an appointment for CT scan of the chest. What organs are involved in the work of tomography scanner and description?
CT scan of thoracic organs can show many abnormalities of the heart, lungs, and other chest organs, including the following:
- Wall rupture, abnormal enlargement or narrowing of the aorta;
- Other pathological changes in large vessels in lungs and chest;
- Accumulation of blood or fluid around the heart;
- Lung cancer or cancer spread to the lungs from other organs;
- Accumulation of fluid around the lungs (in the pleural cavity);
- Damage, expansion or obstruction of large air ways (trachea, bronchi);
- Swollen lymph nodes;
- Lung disease when lung tissue becomes inflamed and then damaged (interstitial lesions);
- Cancer of esophagus;
- Lymphoma in the chest;
- Tumors, nodules or cysts in the chest.
- Pathology of bone structures;
- Structural changes in thyroid, thymus, adrenal glands;
- Schwannomas, neuromas;
- Diseases of pleura.
Most pathologies are examined with a contrast agent. Without a contrast agent, it is only possible to assume that there is a problem.