What is CT Scan on Wheels?
Computed Topography which is also known as CT Scan is the process of imaging with the use of X-rays and advanced computer technology. It helps to visualise cross-sectional images on any part of the body, horizontally or vertically. The process is digital. It produces a 3D picture of the internal parts of a patient’s body. The images are taken from different angles so that the doctors can visualise the part from each angle to get a better view.
Patients suffering from stroke need special care while performing a CT scan. It is not an easy task to perform a CT scan on wheels. Stroke is a long-term disability which eventually leaves a person handicapped. The Portable CT scan machines at Medanta have provided the best solution to all the imaging needs of such a patient.
How does it help?
The scan is extremely beneficial to the patients who cannot move from the wheelchair. It avoids the transportation of the patients who are on wheels and are under intensive care unit (ICU).
Used to treat
Diagnosis of bone fractures and any kind of muscle ruptures
Finding out the precise location of cancerous or non-cancerous tumours
Diagnosis of the degree of internal bleeding and injuries
Acts as a guide in procedures such as biopsy and surgeries
Monitoring the effectiveness of treatments for conditions such as cancer and different heart diseases