X-rays pass through the body and are absorbed differently in each tissue and organ. The rays passing through the tissues are captured by the X-ray detector and the resulting signals are converted into an image by the computer. With the help of the examination, cancerous and pathological lesions, bleeding, internal injuries and inflammations can also be seen.
As the CT scan involves radiation, a specialist consultation is always required before the scan, where the clinician will consider whether the scan is warranted based on the symptoms. Due to radiation exposure, CT examination should only be performed on the basis of a medical recommendation.