North Houston Cancer Clinics

Computed Tomography

North Houston Cancer Clinics' understanding of what entails a physical examination for cancer will go far away from allaying anxiety attached to diagnostic processes. Our team is committed to providing you with a comprehensive, caring, and dignified experience during your examination.

Mechanics of Action and Consequences

How CT scans are done and what they can give:
X-ray Imaging: CT scans employ the X-ray method to take numerous body images from diverse angles.
Just as it sounds, a computer turns these photos into a well-detailed 3D impression of your insides.
Detecting Tumor: The CT scans even show tiny lumps that reveal where, how large, or what shape they have taken.
TNM Staging: It gives clear pictures indicating whether and how far cancer has spread—these guide oncologists in planning appropriate therapy modalities.
Treatment Monitoring: It is beneficial for assessing the efficacy of cancer treatment—it is either shrinking or needs tweaking.
CT scans such as these are similar to super cameras, which are used by doctors who always want to do away with cancer for good.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scans in Cancer Diagnosis

Computed Tomography (CT) scans are versatile imaging tools used in cancer diagnosis, offering detailed views of internal structures. There are different types of CT scanners for other cancers, which include:

Effectivity of CT Scans

Risks versus Benefits

Less Invasive Procedures: Compared to surgery, N.H.C.C.’s Computed Tomography (CT) scans involve no surgical procedures – they require patient’s cooperation during scanning sessions to obtain accurate imaging. They usually generate cross-sectional images revealing a tumor’s existence, size, and precise location within the body.

Frequently Asked Question

CT’s show more than what X-rays do, while magnetic fields do not do MRI’s. But both have their places; CT’s are often more effective at finding tumors.
Yes, but this may need careful management since radiation exposure is possible, and one has to consider the accuracy of diagnosis or staging.
Depending on where the scan is being done, you might be told not to eat anything before it. Also, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any drug or food.
CT scans are generally fast and painless procedures. You lie still for a few minutes during the scanning session.
The results will be reviewed at a follow-up visit, though urgent cases will have a quicker turn-around time.