Computed Tomography (CT) Scan can image the anatomy of organs in our body, pinpoint the areas of disease location and spread, find the aggressiveness of tumors, infections.
A CT scan machine emits Xrays from various angles around our body and by using reconstructive algorithms, produces a 3D reconstruction of the bones and organs within our body.
Why should you take a CT Scan?
- CT Scans are an important tool that can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions.
- CT scan can be used to detect both cancerous and noncancerous tumours.
- The scan uses x-rays to create a detailed image of the body, and it can often provide more information than an x-ray alone.
- CT Scans can be used to diagnose problems with the bones, organs, and soft tissues, and they can sometimes be used to detect cancer.
If your doctor suspects that you have a problem that could benefit from a CT scan, it is important to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
CT Scan procedure
CT Scans are generally safe and have few side effects. However, there are a few things to consider before undertaking a CT scan. First, CT scans expose you to a small amount of radiation, which can increase your risk of cancer. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid CT scans because the radiation may harm the developing foetus or infant. Additionally, people with kidney problems may be at risk for complications from the contrast dye used in CT scans. Before undertaking a CT Scan, be sure to talk to your doctor about any risks or concerns you may have.
Things to consider before undertaking a CT scan
Before having a CT scan, you will likely have a consultation with your doctor. Be sure to ask any questions you have about the procedure and what it involves. Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to contrast dye or if you have any other allergies.
You will be asked to remove any jewellery or metal objects prior to the CT scan. You may also be asked to remove clothing and wear a gown during the procedure. You will be asked to lie still on a table while the CT scanner takes images of the area being studied. The CT scanner is large and circular and moves around you as it takes pictures. During the CT scan, you may hear buzzing or clicking noises as well as see flashes of light. The technologist performing the scan will be able to see and hear you at all times during the procedure via an intercom system in the CT scan room.
Once the CT scan is complete, you will be able to get off the table and dress. In some cases, a contrast dye may be used during your CT scan. Contrast dye is injected into your vein through an intravenous (IV) line in your arm before the CT scanning begins. The contrast helps highlight certain areas inside your body and makes them easier to read on the CT images. If contrast dye is used, you may feel flushed or warm during or after its injection; this feeling should quickly go away.
CT Scan at Aarthi Scans and Labs
Aarthi Scan and Labs is the most affordable diagnostic service provider in India and transparency is our motto. As a routine, we charge lesser prices at night time (8 PM to 12 midnight, all through the year) to help patients in need.
We have Multislice CT scans in the following centres – Chennai (Vadapalani, Alwarpet, Annanagar, Perambur, Tambaram, Tondiarpet, Chrompet, Velachery, Kilpauk, Porur), Tamilnadu (Tirunelveli, Palayamkottai, Madurai, Tenkasi, Tuticorin, Tanjore, Rajapalayam, Kovilpatti, Pondicherry), Bangalore (Jayanagar, Indiranagar), Hyderabad (Panjagutta, Kukatpally)
The charges are,
Cost of CT scan in Aarthi Scans & Labs
- CT Scan Brain / PNS – Rs 1500
- CT Scan Neck/Abdomen and Pelvis/KUB/Joints/Spine/Chest – Rs 3500
- CT peripheral / renal / cerebral / pulmonary/cerebral Angiogram – Rs 6000
- CT Scan Brain / PNS (7 pm to 11 pm) – Rs 1000
- CT Scan Neck/Abdomen and Pelvis/KUB/Joints/Spine/Chest (7 pm to 11 pm) – Rs 2500