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Among the Clinica San Francesco’s diagnostic tests is possible to carry out also specialized examinations as the Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT).
What is CAT for?
The CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) is an imaging diagnostic procedure using a particular X-rays machine, whose source rotates around the patient, allowing him/her to obtain an image section from different angles.
The X-rays are detected only after they have passed through the body and their identity has been measured; the rays that passed through the less dense tissue, as the lungs, will be stronger, whereas those have been absorbed by the more dense tissue, as the bones, will be weaker. A computer can use these information to calculate the tested tissues density, elaborating the outcomes and showing them in a two-dimensional image.
When the examination uses a contrast agent is necessary to fast at least eight hours, except for the usual drugs. Moreover it is fundamental to know if the patient is in verified or alleged pregnancy.