Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Basics

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Computed Tomography (CT) is the basis of hernia assessment and evaluation. Despite its widespread use and availability, little formal education is provided to the practicing physician during their training regarding its appropriate use, technical limitations, and radiation dose exposure and risks. A fundamental understanding of how CT images are generated, how they are viewed, along with appropriate indications and artifacts will maximize the utility of this modality. In addition, being informed about CT radiation dose allows physicians to have an educated conversation with their patients about the risks and benefits of this modality should the question arise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFundamentals of Hernia Radiology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783031213366
ISBN (Print)9783031213359
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

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