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Overview

CT Chest Plain is a computed tomography scan of the chest. It provides detailed images of the lungs and other organs in the chest.

What is CT Chest Plain?

The CT Chest Plain is a fast and non-invasive procedure that helps physicians and pulmonologists to diagnose abnormalities in the lungs and chest. CT Chest Plain enables doctors to identify small nodules in the lungs and is useful in the diagnosis of lung cancer during the early stages. Doctors can also advise CT Chest Plain to diagnose symptoms such as shortness of breath, unexplained cough and fever, pneumonia, tuberculosis, bronchitis, and cystic fibrosis.

How is CT Chest Plain Performed?

CT Chest Plain is a risk-free non-invasive procedure:

  • The patient lies down on the CT examination table.
  • Straps and pillows are used to maintain the correct position during the test.
  • The examination table slides in and out of the CT scanner and a series of high-definition images of the chest region are recorded.

The entire procedure of the CT Chest Plain is completed within 30 minutes, and patients can leave the clinic or hospital immediately after the test.

Side-effects of CT Chest Plain

CT Chest Plain is a safe procedure with minimal side-effects. Some rare side-effects are:

  • Exposure to radiation may cause cancer.
  • The radiation of the CT scanner is harmful to young children and pregnant women.

Preparation for Performing CT Chest Plain

Preparation for the test involves

  • Discussing medical records and health issues with the doctor.
  • Removing jewellery and metal items before entering the CT room.

Post-care for CT Chest Plain

CT Chest Plain is a simple procedure that does not require much post-care. The following points should be kept in mind:

  • Follow the doctor’s advice while taking medication after the test.
  • Consume plenty of fluids.

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