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The healthcare facilities of Bangalore are up to the standard of the global level. It has the best medical practitioners with higher qualifications to provide adequate and timely treatment to the patients; apart from that, the state-of-art infrastructure of labs with technologically advanced equipment help to diagnose any disease effectively. The early diagnosis helps control the health condition on time or reverse the effect. The labs have trained and competent technicians who perform the test accurately. Apart from that, labs have proper storage and disposal systems.
The high-tech labs have all the needed machines to conduct advanced radiology tests such as MRI SCAN, X-ray, HRCT Scans, Ultrasound, etc. The HRCT Scan Chest is conducted to detect potential lung diseases such as interstitial lung disease, cystic lung disease, bronchiectasis, pneumonitis, etc. This test is also one of the main tests of COVID-19 infection. In Bangalore, you can get the test done accurately in some of the most reputed labs with the MFine app. The app allows you to book the test, so you don’t have to go anywhere to schedule the appointment.
Why book an HRCT Scan Chest test?
The HRCT Scan is painless and non-invasive scanning, and it forms a high-resolution and detailed visualization of the lung and the airflow through them. Both men and women who have symptoms of any lung diseases should book HRCT Scan Chest radiology tests. If your healthcare provider suspects obstruction in airflow, a damaged lung, or any other health condition, he may recommend the HRCT Scan Chest test.
For those undergoing treatment of infections such as COVID-19 or pneumonia, doctors advise the test to check the effectiveness of the therapy provided. HRCT scans are also recommended to detect the sites for lung biopsy if the doctor suspects you have any tumor-like growth.
What are all tests included in the HRCT Scan Chest?
The HRCT Scan test is an advanced CT scan. The X-rays projected will either be absorbed or reflected by the parts of your body. After that, these X-rays are measured with a scanner attached to a CT scan machine that keeps rotating. After that, conversion of X-rays into a visualization of organs takes place. This is evaluated by the lab technician, radiologist, or physician to diagnose the disease. Depending on what the images portray, the doctors will interpret the result. HRCT Scan is a test that forms a precise and detailed image of the lung.
What preparation is required for the HRCT Scan Chest?
If you are on any medication, inform your doctor about that. Other than that, show the old reports and inform if you are pregnant, menstruating, or breastfeeding. Here are a few tips that you should follow before the tests are conducted. You should remove all the metal pieces of jewelry from your body, including piercing. Electronic devices are also not allowed in the premises of the test area so take care of that.
Carry your doctor’s prescription as the HRCT Scan Chest is an ordered test. Most importantly, do not consume anything 4 hours before the test. You should consult your healthcare provider or lab technicians on preparing for the HRCT Scan Chest test.
What is the average cost of an HRCT Scan Chest in Bangalore?
The cost of an HRCT Scan Chest depends on the city, the lab partner, the physician’s specific recommendations, and some other factors. The average cost of this test in Bangalore is usually between Rs 1900-2100. We highly recommend looking up the actual cost when booking the appointment.
How to book an HRCT Scan Chest in Bangalore?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is a doctor's prescription mandatory for a HRCT Scan Chest?
Yes, a doctor’s note is mandatory for getting a HRCT Scan Chest done.
Are there any discounts running on MFine for the HRCT Scan Chest?
You can avail of up to 50% discount on MFine for HRCT Scan Chest. 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 of 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.
I am pregnant. Can I go for an HRCT scan?
Pregnant ladies should avoid taking these tests as the HRCT Scan involves exposing the lung to ionizing radiation, which can affect them. That is why it is recommended that You should consult your doctor, and he may recommend some other advanced alternative.
Is the HRCT scan safe for children?
The HRCT Scan Chest is safe for everyone, whether men, women, or children. If the test is conducted on a child, a radiologist may use a smaller machine to expose them to less radiation that won’t affect their bodies.
Is HRCT scan definitive of COVID-19?
HRCT scans are not definitive of COVID-19, and therefore, it has been advised to use HRCT scans reasonably to detect COVID-19 infections. The only test that is definitive for COVID-19 is the RT-PCR test.
What is the HRCT Scan for COVID?
As COVID-19 impacts the lungs, this test helps detect the extent of damage done to the lung due to this infection. The HRCT Scan Chest test is conducted to form the precise and detailed visualization of the lung, and it is also conducted to rule out COVID-19 induced pneumonia.
Is the HRCT scan painful?
No, it is not painful. The HRCT scan is a painless and non-invasive test to form the detailed high-resolution visualization of the lungs, and there is no involvement in pain. Doctors also recommend the addition of contrast dye along with the test. It involves injecting the dye with a needle which can be slightly painful. But it is just a matter of a few minutes.
What is the difference between a CT scan and an HRCT scan?
The HRCT is an advanced form of CT scan. Though CT scan takes images faster, HRCT forms a more precise lung image without any gap. HRCT focuses on every area, thus providing a more accurate result and can effectively indicate the presence of severe and mild lung infections such as emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, etc.
What do healthy lungs look like in an HRCT scan?
If no contrast is used, a healthy lung will thoroughly look black in an HRTC scan. But you should not interpret the result on your own, and a qualified doctor should do it. If you book the test with the MFine app, you can get a free consultation with top doctors.
Will I get the HRCT scan results immediately?
The images need to be translated into reports which then the radiologist or physician analyzes. The lung images formed by the HRCT Scan Chest need to be appropriately interpreted to detect any underlying condition. It is estimated that the result of the tests is available somewhere between 48-72 hours.
Can lung cancer be diagnosed using an HRCT?
An HRCT Scan can indicate cancerous tissue in the lungs, but it is not a definitive test for that. A biopsy can only confirm whether the particular tissue is cancerous or not, and an HRCT scan can help the doctor locate the part for the biopsy.
What is a normal HRCT score?
Labs usually have different HRCT scores’ reading for COVID-1. Mostly the score between 1-40 or 1-25 is taken as a standard score by the labs. A higher score than this range indicates greater lung involvement and thus more severe COVID.