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How is a CT scan done?

When a CT scan is done for a particular set of symptoms, does the radiolist look at all images taken, or just those where the symptoms occur? I recently had a CT with intravenous die taken from my chin to my lower abdomen for gastrointestinal issues, and I was wondering if the radiologist looks at images of surrounding organs as well, including the images of lungs which would have also been captured?
Mon, 15 Oct 2018
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Hello,

Please note that radiologist accesses all organs in the area for which CT has been recommended by treating physician.
Suppose a person has symptoms of appendix, then the radiologist will assess liver, gall bladder and kidney also.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

With Regards,
Dr Varinder Joshi .
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How is a CT scan done?

Hello, Please note that radiologist accesses all organs in the area for which CT has been recommended by treating physician. Suppose a person has symptoms of appendix, then the radiologist will assess liver, gall bladder and kidney also. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. With Regards, Dr Varinder Joshi .