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Lab infrastructure in Chennai
Chennai, the health hub of Tamil Nadu, is one of the fastest developing cities in the country. The smart city has remained successful in retaining one of the top places amongst the most developed cities of India. The health department of Chennai boasts of a strong network of 200+ hospitals and 150+ hospital-based laboratories.
The health infrastructure in the city has evolved significantly over the last couple of decades. Advanced equipment and modern technology are the cornerstones of its health infrastructure. It has an extensive array of healthcare facilities that amps up its efficiency.
Not just hospitals, but Chennai has a good network of laboratories too. These laboratories have the best technology and experts to execute all tests precisely and deliver accurate reports making consultations easy.
All tests prescribed by doctors are conducted here under the supervision of experts. Regardless of this infrastructure, residents in Chennai are dealing with various allergies and infections due to poor air quality.
Why book a CT Scan Chest?
The CT scan chest is for people going through symptoms that indicate chest disorders. It monitors and detects pathological conditions of the lungs and surrounding areas. The test diagnoses lung conditions like lung cancer, lung fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pleural effusion, etc., and helps determine abnormalities discovered on X-rays.
In addition, the test monitors if tumors are responding to ongoing treatments, and can determine the cause of long-standing symptoms such as breathlessness, thick sputum, cough, and fever.
What all tests are included in the CT Scan Chest?
A Computed Tomography (CT) prepares images of the structure, in this case, the chest organs. These images get 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 it.
What preparation is required for a CT Scan Chest?
You may need to fast for 6-8 hours before the test. You must inform your healthcare expert about your medical history, ongoing medication, and allergies. In case you are pregnant, mention that as well. Remove any jewelry or metallic accessories. In some cases, you may need to wear a hospital gown.
In addition, you must inform the doctor and staff at the center about your implants, pacemaker device, vascular stents, etc.
What is the average cost of a CT Scan Chest in Chennai?
The cost of a CT Scan Chest 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 Chennai is usually between Rs 500 to Rs 700. We highly recommend looking up the actual cost at the time of booking the appointment.
How to book a CT Scan Chest Test in Chennai?
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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?
Several organs are present in the thoracic cavity, such as the lungs, trachea, bronchi. It also includes non-respiratory parts like the heart, the thymus gland, the esophagus, and the diaphragm.
What equipment or instruments are used for the CT Scan Chest?
A Chest CT Scan uses a CT Scan machine and a small amount of ionizing radiation to get clear images of the abdominal section.
Can children undergo CT Scan Chest?
Yes, CT Scan Chest is a safe procedure for children and infants.
Can a Chest CT Scan detect cancer or tumor growth?
A CT Scan Chest is the most effective way to detect tumors in the thoracic section, specifically in the lungs. Doctors can sometimes tell if a tumor is cancerous or not using a CT scan.
How do I book the CT Scan Chest through MFine?
- Log in to MFine.
- Go to X-Rays, CT Scans & Scans.
- Select Book Scans & CT Scans.
- Add Scans.
- Select Lab and preferred slot.
- Book an appointment
How long does the CT Scan Chest take?
A CT scan usually takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
Can I get a CT Scan Chest without a prescription?
No. Since a CT scan is an advanced test, you need to consult a doctor before undergoing a CT scan.
What are the common conditions that may require a CT Scan Chest?
Some conditions that may require a chest CT scan are unexplained bleeding in the chest, prolonged cough or breathlessness, blockages in the lungs, tumors in the chest, infections, and Covid-19.
Who needs to avoid a CT Scan Chest?
Pregnant or breastfeeding women may need to avoid a CT Scan Chest. In such cases, a doctor will recommend ways to minimize risk.
Do I get to go home immediately after a Chest CT Scan?
Yes. You will be allowed to go home after the test. If you feel any side effects such as dizziness, nausea, etc., or have any chronic conditions, your lab specialist may ask you to stay back for a while to ensure that there is no complication.