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ADVERTORIAL
Written by Kat Evans , BCF in-house Radiographer

Should I Refer For a CT Scan ?

A Discussion of Head , Thorax and Abdomen 3D Imaging

People often ask us what you can use Computerised Tomography ( CT ) for , so we at BCF Technology have put together a few of the most common applications for this powerful modality of diagnostic imaging .
It is important to remember is that CT is not a replacement for X-ray and Ultrasound equipment , and there are many times when these are still better suited to a specific diagnosis . CT has an inherently high radiation dose , and this should be considered when deciding what is the best modality to use , along with patient stability and the financial cost .
CT is also extremely useful for assessing dental disease , and prior to many advanced dental surgeries the surgeon will request a CT scan to give an accurate 3D model of the teeth , mandible and maxilla .
Whilst we can attempt to radiograph the bullae and inner ear , the information gained is minimal , to the point that if CT is available I would not consider taking a plain film image at all . A CT scan will allow you to see the structures of the inner ear , and assess if damage has occurred , furthermore you will ac-
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CT is an excellent diagnostic tool for looking at the head , not only for neurological issues , but also for examining and assessing skull fractures . You cannot beat CT for image quality in this context . A concern for imaging the skull with standard radiograph is that it is a very complex structure , and you are converting a complex 3D structure into a flat 2D image . This implies that many structures end up overlapped on top of each other . This is especially an issue for fractures involving the frontal region of the head .
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