Why computed tomography?
Since the invention of x-rays, there could never be something which has occupied radiographers than the user of the computed tomography commonly referred to as (CT).This revolutionized the manner of diagnosis because it employs the use of the computer processed x-ray to be able to scan through object and sees through without the need for open surgeries.
The use of computed tomography has been so popular in the recent past, some of the areas where it has been used include;
It has helped speed up the Diagnosis of disease, trauma or abnormality within real time. The computed tomography is popular in the diagnosis involving some of the most delicate parts of the body for instance the lungs where it is commonly used to diagnose lung infections. The head injuries have also been one of the major beneficiaries of the computed tomography. However, the major area of its success has been the heart where it has really revolutionized the detection and treatment of disease involving the heat.
Helps the radiographer to Plan and guide interventional or therapeutic procedures where necessary. It has also been used in the normal surgical procedures involving the brain. Another area of success is the heart surgery where it has eliminated some form of open heart surgeries making the operation quicker and safer.
Helps in the Monitoring the effectiveness of therapy for instance cases of cancer treatment and other malignant forms like fibroids.
The method has been praised in the recent past as one of the most technologically savvy methods of disease treatment and diagnosis. For instance, the use of neuron imaging has been one of the successes of the technology in the recent past. However with some reports of some adverse effects, it has been the business of the association of the radiographers to be able to create some of the best practices conducive for both patients and the practitioners.
The developments in the area of computed tomography as a method of treatment and diagnosis could not have come at a better time when cases of malignant disease are on the rise. However more still needs to be done to avoid cases of adverse effects it may have.