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Computerised Tomography (CT)

It combines a series of X-ray views taken from many different angles to produce cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissues inside your body (the resulting images could be compared to a loaf of sliced bread). Each of these slices can be examined individually or for additional visualization to make 3-D images. All this is done by computerisation. A CT scan is particularly well suited to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries from accidents or to check blockages of vessels and hollow organs. It is also used for staging cancerous growths.