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Lab infrastructure in Chennai
- Chennai, a metropolitan city of India, has an extraordinary medical facility. The availability of hygienic wards, sufficient beds, advanced machines, and all the other medical necessities help the hospitals to provide treatment to the massive population of Chennai.
- Though diseases such as heart attack, diabetes, jaundice, cholera, etc., are found in high cases, the treatment rate is significantly good. It is possible because of the high-tech labs available in the city.
- The well-equipped labs with technologically advanced machines can diagnose various diseases effectively. They have an ABG machine, urine analyzer, CT scan machine, X-ray machine, etc., that helps to diagnose the disease at the initial stage.
- The HRCT Scan Chest is an advanced scanning test that can detect various lung diseases such as interstitial lung disease, cystic lung disease, bronchiectasis, pneumonitis, etc.
- It forms a high-resolution, accurate and detailed image of the lung, and therefore it is also used to damage the lung by COVID-19 infection.
Why book an HRCT Scan Chest test?
For those undergoing treatment of infections such as COVID-19 or pneumonia, doctors advise the HRCT Scan 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.
Both men and women who have symptoms of any lung diseases should book HRCT Scan Chest radiology tests. It is painless and non-invasive scanning to form a high-resolution and detailed visualization of the lung and airflow through them. If your healthcare provider suspects obstruction in airflow, a damaged lung, or any other health condition, he may recommend the HRCT Scan Chest test.
What are all tests included in the HRCT Scan Chest?
The HRCT Scan test is an advanced CT scan that scans the lungs and forms its accurate and high-resolution image. The X-rays projected on the organ are either absorbed or reflected by the parts of your body. Then 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?
The HRCT Scan Chest is an ordered test, and therefore while going for the test, you should carry your doctor’s prescription. You should reach the lab early so that your physician or radiologist can tell you any special instructions that you might need. If you are on any medication, inform your physician or radiologist about that. Take your old reports with you and inform them if you are pregnant, menstruating, or breastfeeding.
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. There are a few things you need to do before going for the test. 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.
What is the average cost of an HRCT Scan Chest in Chennai?
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 Chennai is usually between Rs 1900-2100, and we highly recommend looking up the actual cost when booking the appointment.
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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, affecting 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 entirely safe for children. For them, a smaller machine is used so that your child is exposed to much less radiation that won’t affect their body. It is best to book this test to detect any disorder in the lung.
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.
What is the HRCT Scan for COVID?
HRCT scan is not a definitive test to detect COVID; it is conducted to detect the extent of damage done to the lung due to COVID infection. COVID-19 affects the lungs; therefore, the test can indicate any abnormality by forming a precise and detailed visualization of the lung. The scan is also conducted to rule out COVID-19 induced pneumonia.
Is the HRCT scan painful?
No, The HRCT scan is a painless and non-invasive test to form the detailed high-resolution visualization of the lungs. 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 just lasted for a few minutes.
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.
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 it is never recommended to interpret the result on your own. For that, you should consult your doctor. And that is why for booking the test through the MFine app, you also get free doctor’s consultation along with the result.
Will I get the HRCT scan results immediately?
The result of the test is available somewhere within 48 to 72 hours. The images formed by the HRCT Scan need to be translated into reports that the radiologist or physician analyzes. After that, they are appropriately interpreted to detect any underlying condition.
Can lung cancer be diagnosed using an HRCT?
The HRCT Scan Chest test is conducted to detect various lung diseases. It can also detect the cancerous tissue in the lungs, but it is not a conclusive test for malignancy detection. And to confirm the cancerous tissue, a biopsy is conducted. An HRCT scan can help the doctor spot the location of the biopsy.
Can I drink water before going for an HRCT Scan?
You should drink enough water before the HRTC Scan to keep yourself hydrated. But it is vital to avoid drinking alcoholic drinks. Above all, you should not do anything 4 hours before the test. For any other special instruction, you can consult your physicians.