Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) scan


Service description

A computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan is a diagnostic method that uses ionizing radiation - X-rays - to obtain images of the internal structures of the body. It uses a source of X-rays that pass through the patient and are subsequently analyzed in a computer and converted into images.

A technician makes the images, which are then evaluated by a radiologist. In some cases, he/she will administer a contrast that allows the internal organs to be evaluated, either orally or intravenously. In these cases you will be given additional information about the contrast and you will be asked to sign an informed consent form.

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