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Lab infrastructure in Mumbai
- Mumbai is one of the most high-tech cities in India. You can find almost all the latest technologies in every sector available here. And same is with the medical sector; you can find well-built hospitals, labs, and clinics near distances to allow health care facilities to everyone. The hospitals are well-equipped with high-tech machines to treat various diseases.
- Mumbai is a fast-moving city, and that is why lifestyle diseases such as hypertension heart attacks are prevalent here. Advanced medical technology helps to fight and cure diseases. People from all over India go to Mumbai for their health treatment.
- Various private and government hospitals and labs offer the HRCT Scan Chest test. It is an advanced CT scan that can detect various lung diseases. The early diagnosis helps to prevent the condition from getting severe.
- It forms a precise and high-resolution image of the lung to detect Cystic lung disease, small airways disease, bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, etc.
- This test is also one of the primary diagnostic modalities for COVID-19 infection. In Mumbai, you can book the HRCT Scan Chest with your trusted lab partners through the MFine app. It is a convenient method of booking any test online.
Why book an HRCT Scan Chest test?
If doctors suspect symptoms of any lung diseases, they recommend HRCT Scan Chest radiology tests. 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. This helps to detect the obstruction in airflow, a damaged lung, or any other health condition. HRCT scans are also recommended to detect the sites for lung biopsy if the doctor suspects you have any tumor-like growth. Above all, it is also conducted before organ transplantation surgeries of the lung.
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?
Firstly, the basic thing you should do before the test is inform your doctor about your current medications. You should also take your old reports with you. Carry your doctor’s prescription as HRCT Scan Chest is an ordered 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. 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. Inform them if you are pregnant, menstruating, or breastfeeding
What is the average cost of an HRCT Scan Chest in Mumbai ?
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 Mumbai is usually between Rs 1900-2100. 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?
The HRCT Scan is not recommended for pregnant women as it involves exposing the lung to ionizing radiations, which can affect them. That is why you should always 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, including children. If the test is conducted on a child, a radiologist may use a smaller machine to expose him to less radiation that won’t affect their body.
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 is the HRCT Scan for COVID?
HRCT Scan is a main diagnostic modality for COVID-19 as it forms the precise and detailed visualization of the lung. 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 rule out COVID-19 induced pneumonia, and however, it is not a definitive test to detect CoVID-19 infection.
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.
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 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?
It usually takes 48-72 hours for the results to be available. The lung images formed by the HRCT Scan Chest need to be appropriately interpreted to detect any underlying condition. The images need to be translated into reports which then the radiologist or physician analyzes.
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 is conducted to confirm the presence of particular cancerous tissue, and an HRCT scan can help the doctor locate the part for the biopsy.
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.