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Lab infrastructure in Pune
Pune is one of the most progressive cities in Maharashtra. In a city like Pune, where the demand for diagnostics is huge and growing, there are plenty of choices available. The medical infrastructure of Pune is no less. It has more than 300 hospitals, 400+ clinics, and laboratories to serve all your medical needs, across every budget range and at locations near you.
Most hospitals have a built-in lab as well, but if you require more specialized tests than those offered by your hospital, there are chain-style diagnostic centers offering innovative services and convenient payment plans to fit your budget!
Whether you want blood tests, stool tests or X-rays, there is a specialized chain for all types of esoteric tests – for example, there might be one that specializes in CT scans (Siemens) or PET Scans (GE HealthCare) or maybe even Molecular diagnostics (DxC Labs).
These chains have also given people a chance to save some time by cutting multiple visits down to one visit while ensuring they get their test results with a minimal waiting period.
Why book a CT scan Chest Contrast test?
The CT Scan Chest Contrast Test is performed to diagnose pathological conditions mainly in the lungs and surrounding areas. The primary conditions of this test are-
- Helps to monitor the process of lung diseases.
- To examine the prognosis of chest disease
- To diagnose lung diseases such as lung cancer, pleural effusion, interstitial lung disease, lung fibrosis, and many more.
- It is a fast and trustworthy process with less effort.
- It makes 3-dimensional images that are useful in determining the reason for long-standing symptoms.
What are all tests included in CT scan Chest Contrast?
A CT scan of the chest helps doctors to detect the location and size of the lungs as well as other critical organs in the area. The structure is imaged using a CT scanner. The programme is used to create and capture a three-dimensional image that can then be combined. The contrast dye makes it easier to examine and understand the deeper structures within an organ. As a result, a chest CT scan consists of two tests: one with contrast dye and one without.
What preparation is required for CT scan Chest Contrast?
While having a CT scan, there are various key preparations and measures to be aware of –
- To begin, dress comfortably, or you may need to change into hospital gowns to make the process go more smoothly.
- Food and water intake can affect test results; therefore, it is recommended that you fast for at least 4-6 hours before the test.
- CT images can be affected by metal artefacts such as jewellery, spectacles, dentures, and hairpins. As a result, you should leave them at home.
- It is recommended that you tell your doctor about any underlying issues as well as the health of your family. Any supplements you’re using right now or in the past should be disclosed to your doctor. Any developed allergies should also be mentioned.
- On entering the machine area, you will be guided to lay down on the table with your head facing up. You will be alone with the machine during the test procedure. The technicians and the radiologist are usually in the computer area and maintain communication with the patient through audio devices in the machine area.
- In the case of small children or adults who cannot stay still or have issues with understanding, a sedative(general anaesthesia )is provided to help with the testing procedure.
What is the average cost of CT Scan Chest Contrast in Pune ?
The cost of a CT Scan Chest Contrast Test depends on the city, the lab partner, the specific recommendations made by the physician and some other factors. The average cost of this test in Noida is usually between Rs. 2500 to Rs.5000. We highly recommend looking up the actual cost at the time of booking the appointment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is a doctor's prescription mandatory for a CT Scan Chest Contrast Test?
Yes, a doctor’s note is mandatory for getting a CT Scan Chest Contrast Test done.
Are there any discounts running on MFine for the CT Scan Chest Contrast Test?
You can avail of up to 50% discount on MFine for CT Scan Chest Contrast Test. This may vary based on your location and the preferred lab partner.
Will I get a report analysis after the test?
Yes, your report analysis will be done by an expert doctor for free on the MFine app.
Are there any packages available on MFine for scans?
Yes, there is the Healthy Heart Package and Complete Pollution Package that you can avail through MFine. These packages include multiple scans to detect problems or diseases.
Can I reschedule my appointment?
Yes, you can reschedule your appointment. However, it is subject to the availability of slots.
What is a CT Scan Chest Contrast Test?
CT scan test is a process of getting 3-dimensional X-ray images of the chest, especially the lungs, obtained by a tunnel-shaped machine. When a contrast dye is used to compare certain images of the lungs. With the help of intravenous injection, a contrast dye is injected into the body.
Who should get the CT Scan Chest Contrast Test performed?
This test is used to visualize the lungs in all dimensions and therefore a person who has symptoms like chronic cough, fever, or breathlessness may be asked by a lung doctor (pulmonologist) to go through this test. Patients with lung cancer, Covid-19, pneumonia, or interstitial lung diseases can be diagnosed through this test.
Is there any risk included with this test?
The main and the biggest risk of this test is exposure to radiation in the machine room and during the procedure. Some people may not tolerate it and they will experience some discomfort. Persons who have existing kidney diseases may have some worse kidney-related symptoms.
How long does it take to do this test?
The procedure of this test will take about an hour to complete. While injecting the contrast dye, it takes a few minutes to hours to be taken up by the body which may change from person to person.
Is the CT Scan Chest Contrast test a painful test?
No, the CT Scan Chest Contrast Test is a painless, accurate, and non-invasive test. but when a contrast dye is taken, it may involve a small pinprick, but usually, it is not painful.
Which test is better- CT Scan Chest Contrast Test or an MRI?
CT Scan Chest Contrast Test is a fast and easy process done in case of emergency so, CT Scan Chest Contrast Test is preferred by your doctor over an MRI. The time taken for a CT scan chest contrast is considerably less, and the patient experiences less or no discomfort during the test process.
How many CT scans are required?
A number of CT scans of the chest can be done to decide the order of medical professionals based on your diseases and symptoms. This test may be performed again after a course of medicines or after surgery to assess the prognosis.
Can a CT Scan Chest Contrast test detect Covid-19?
Yes, A CT Scan Chest Contrast test is related to the chest and the Covid-19 test is also related to the chest test. So, a CT Scan Chest Contrast Test can detect Covid-19 infection too.
Do I need a prescription for a CT Scan Chest Contrast test to be performed?
Yes, A CT Scan Chest Contrast Test test needs a prescription from a doctor ( pulmonologist or a physician) to perform this test.
What does an abnormal CT scan contrast test indicate?
If your CT Scan Chest Contrast Test reports are abnormal, then it may indicate the presence of diseases or pathology. You should consult your physician or pulmonologist for further treatment. And it is advised to visit a doctor for interpretation of your reports.