in the 1970's, this imaging method scans the body from many different
angles, feeding the information into a computer that produces a series
of cross - sectional images. CT is particularly useful for diagnosing
blood clots and brain tumors.
CT is fast, patient friendly and has the unique ability to image a combination
of soft tissue, bone, and blood vessels. CT is the workhorse imaging system
in most busy radiology departments and diagnostic centers. Since its invention
some 25 years ago, CT imaging has seen massive advances in technology
and clinical performance. Today CT enables the diagnosis of a wider array
of illness and injury than ever before!