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Lab Infrastructure in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad’s healthcare is offered by many government and private hospitals and medical institutes. Ahmedabad, in addition to providing healthcare to the local residents, focuses on medical tourism, with over thousands of visitors from outside the state, including some from abroad.
A vast network of hospitals, medical centres, diagnostic centres, nursing homes, and private clinics makeup Ahmedabad’s healthcare sector. Hospitals are either handled by the local government or are operated by the private sector.
For the convenience of patients, most hospitals in Ahmedabad provide services such as ambulance transport, pathology lab, diagnostic centre, operation theatre, pharmacy, and so on. Patients can receive critical treatment at some multispecialty hospitals.A blood bank, bone marrow transplant, and other advanced services are available at some hospitals.
Outpatient consultations are conducted by doctors who specialise in a specific field of medicine or surgery in hospitals and medical facilities. Ahmedabad has many multispecialty and single-speciality hospitals. Neurology, obstetrics, paediatrics, orthopaedics, cancer, and other specialities are among the services provided.
Super speciality hospitals offer more advanced services such as IVF, organ transplantation, and bone marrow donation. Private clinics, nursing homes, and medical centres make up a significant portion of the healthcare options in Ahmedabad. All medical facilities are managed in compliance with the local governing authority’s norms and rules.
Why book a CT Scan Chest Test in Ahmedabad?
The CT scan chest is done to diagnose pathological conditions of the lungs and surrounding areas. Primary indications of the test are:
- Examine any abnormalities discovered on X-rays of the chest.
- Assist in determining the cause of chest diseases.
- Detect and assess the extent of tumors in the chest as well as tumors that have spread there from other parts of the body.
- Check to see if the tumors are responding to treatments.
- Assist in the planning of radiation therapy.
- Examine injuries to the heart, blood vessels, lungs, ribs, and so on.
What all tests are included in the CT Scan Chest Test?
A Computed Tomography (CT) prepares images of the structure, in this case, the chest organs. These images can be combined with the help of software to obtain three-dimensional images of the lungs. The contrast dye helps analyze and study deeper structures situated within an organ. Therefore a chest CT scan contains two tests: one with a contrast dye and one without.
What preparation is required for a CT Scan Chest Test?
Preparation required for CT Scan Chest are as follows:
- It is important to inform the doctor if you are pregnant/breastfeeding or have claustrophobia before undergoing the test.
- You must inform the doctor and staff at the center about your implants, pacemaker device, vascular stents, etc.
- You are not allowed to take any metal objects or electronic devices in the test area.
- You must remove all the jewelry before undergoing the test.
- You will be asked to wear a hospital gown before undergoing the test.
- In this type of test, a contrast dye will be given intravenously.
- It is important to inform the doctor if you have had any allergic reactions to contrast dye in the past or if you are suffering from any kidney disease.
- You must inform staff about all the medicines that you may be taking before undergoing the test.
What is the average cost of a CT Scan Chest Test in Ahmedabad?
The cost of a CT Scan Chest 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 Ahmedabad is usually between Rs. 2500 to Rs.4000. We highly recommend looking up the actual cost at the time of booking the appointment.
How to book a CT Scan Chest Test in Ahmedabad?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any discounts running on MFine for the CT Scan Chest Contrast Test?
You can avail 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 are the various organs present in the thoracic cavity?
The thoracic cavity contains organs and tissues that function in the respiratory organs such as the trachea, pleura, lungs, and bronchi. It also consists of cardiovascular organs,heart, great vessels, and nervous organs such as the recurrent laryngeal nerve, sympathetic chain, vagus, phrenic nerve, immune (thymus), and digestive (esophagus) systems.
What other treatments might be recommended in addition to the CT Scan Chest?
The other test recommended in addition to the CT scan chest include chest X-rays, chest ultrasounds, kidney scans, pulmonary angiograms, lung biopsy, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Can a Chest CT Scan detect cancer or tumor growth?
Lung cancers are more likely to be detected on a CT scan than on routine chest x-rays. It can also help locate enlarged lymph nodes that may contain cancer that has spread by showing the size, shape, and location of any lung tumors.
Are CT Scan results available immediately?
It’s unlikely that you’ll receive the findings of your scan right away. The lab technician will send a report to the doctor who ordered the scan and will discuss the results with you. Unless they’re needed straight away, CT scan findings normally take a week or two to come.
What are the symptoms associated with pneumonia?
Some of the symptoms associated with pneumonia are severe pain in the chest, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing, fatigue and nausea, difficulty in breathing, fever, and chills.
Who needs to avoid a CT Scan Chest?
There could be many circumstances where CT scan should be avoided but pregnant or breastfeeding women are usually suggested to avoid the exam.
What are the risks of a CT scan of the Chest?
The biggest risk of a contrast chest CT scan is exposure to radiation. It is advised to inform the physician if you are pregnant or suspect to be pregnant as the radiation may harm the infant. Allergic reactions to the contrast dye may also occur in some cases. You should inform your lab specialist of any past allergies.
For how long does the contrast dye stay in your body after a CT Scan Chest?
The majority of gadolinium is eliminated from your body in the urine within 24 hours if you have normal renal function. If you have acute renal failure or severe chronic kidney disease and receive a gadolinium-based contrast agent, it may take longer to leave your system.
Do I get to go home immediately after a Chest CT scan?
Yes, once your scan is done, you will be immediately allowed to go home. However, if you feel dizziness, nausea or any other side effects or if you suffer from any chronic condition, your doctor may ask you to stay back for a while to ensure that there is no complication.
What is the difference between a CT Scan and CT Scan Chest?
Both are scans that use electromagnetic waves to take pictures inside your body. A CT scan can be done to find abnormalities in any organ of the body. However, a CT scan chest is used specifically to detect abnormal growths, blockages or illnesses related to the lungs or inside the thoracic cavity.