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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Spiral computed tomography (CT)

We use this method of CT scanning to generate detailed images of areas inside the body for cancer diagnosis.

How it works

In a spiral CT, a machine uses a continuous spiraling motion to take detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. Then, a computer linked to an X-ray machine generates a three-dimensional image of the body, including potential cancerous tumors.

Spiral CT scanning generates large volumes of data with speed and accuracy, while the patient stays in one position.