3-ct-scanX-ray computed tomography (CT scan) is a technology that uses computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images (virtual ‘slices’) of specific areas of either full body or specific organ, allowing the user to see inside without cutting. CT produces a volume of data that can be manipulated in order to demonstrate various bodily structures based on their ability to block the x-ray beam. Although being a highly accurate procedure, CT scans can damage body cells as the radiation used is 100 to 1,000 times higher than conventional X-rays.

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