computed tomography (CT) scanner called a spiral
(helical) CT can quickly provide a scan of the lungs in half the time of a
standard CT scan. Spiral CT gets its name from the circular movement of the
scanner around your body. Spiral CT scan is being studied as a screening test
The advantages of a spiral CT scan over standard CT scanning
Spiral CT to detect lung cancer is not a routine test because
A spiral CT scan is more likely to be considered for people who have
a high risk for lung cancer.
May 27, 2010
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology
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