We are proud to be the only hospital in the area which has Computerized Axial Tomography (High resolution Helicoidal of new generations) to detect internal injuries in the skull and body, among others.
"Computerized Axial Tomography" is an x-ray diagnosis study through a computer processing. The plans x-rayed are reconstructed through the computer. The image is constructed by measuring the x-rays absorbed by the issue pictured.
When processing the images, these can be seen as three-dimensional cuts in a TV monitor or in a radiography.
It shows clear images of the internal body and organs, which results in very accurate diagnosis.
HOW IT IS DONE. The patient lies down on a stretcher and this one is sliced into a tube that generates x-rays and spins around the patient.
It does not cause any pain whatsoever. Nor does it produce claustrophobia or noise. The x-ray technician keeps permanent communication with the patient through a communication system, indicating the patient the steps to follow.
The study is done by a radio diagnosis technician and is later interpreted by a radiology specialist physician.
HOW LONG IS THE STUDY . The study duration varies depending on the segment to be studied. It lasts from 20 to 30 minutes maximum. After the study, the patient may continue his habitual routine.
INDICATIONS . All the parts of the body may be studied, from the head, thorax, abdomen, spinal cord to the pelvis. That is why all the systems can actually be analyzed: nervous, digestive, respiratory, gynaecologic, urologic, the different vascular systems, neck structures, spinal cord, tumour analysis, etc.
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