When considering imaging of the lumbar spine, we can try to allocate individual presentations into discrete groups. These groups will have distinctly different utilisation of diagnostic imaging. The goal of this article is to assist the referring practitioner requesting the most appropriate test.
It seems baffling to people when the doctor suggests to go for a Diagnostic imaging scan.The only idea people seem to have is that it is a scan that is related to the diagnosis of health condition.
CT (Computed Tomography) or CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) scans are specialized X-ray tests that generate cross-sectional images of the body with the help of X-rays and a computer. CT scanners have substantially improved patient comfort because a scan can be done quickly.