To successfully and effectively treat cancer, including asymptomatic ones, an early diagnosis of neoplasms is needed – oncoscreening. The result of a CT scan: an accurate diagnosis with a detailed identification of even the most microscopic tumor, its stage, location, contours, sizes, and metastasis. CT procedure is the fastest, absolutely painless, very informative diagnostic method. You can do a CT scan of the whole body – after you are given a three-dimensional image of the whole organism. Time: from 40 to 60 minutes (with contrast) Preliminary preparation: needed Presence of contraindications: severe stages of diabetes mellitus, renal and heart failure, allergy to iodine. Restrictions: allergic reaction to contrast, young children, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight over 150kg Preparation time for the conclusion: 30-50 minutes. We have highly qualified professionals who love you and therefore are ready to conduct everything at the highest level. The purpose of the CT scan is oncoscreening:
- 1. To identify cancer in the early stages, to determine the location of the tumor, its size, the spread of metastases;
- 2. To identify cancer in the early stages, to determine the location of the tumor, its size, the spread of metastasis .:
- • light;
- • liver;
- • pleura;
- • gall bladder;
- • stomach;
- • pancreas;
- • spleen;
- • kidneys;
- • adrenal glands;
- • pelvic organs;
- • mammary gland;
- • uterus;
- • appendages;
- • bladder.
- • prostate;
- • reproductive organs
- • bladder.
- • heredity;
- • age over 45 years;
- • the presence of bad habits;
- • “harmful” profession;
- • constant stress;
- • unexplained sharp weight loss;
- • visible or palpable tumors on the body;
- • constant poor health;
- • assessment of ongoing therapy.
How is the oncoscreening CT procedureThe patient is laid on his back on a movable table of the tomograph, remains in the office alone. With a radiologist, communication occurs through the speakerphone. The table begins to move, the frame with the X-ray tube and sensors rotates, scanning the body, starting from the neck and ending in the middle of the hips. Information is transmitted to a computer, processed by a special program, displaying a three-dimensional image of the whole organism on the screen. The procedure does not cause the patient any pain or discomfort.
The introduction of a contrast medium (bolus)CT with contrast is prescribed to improve the visualization of neoplasms that accumulate an iodine-containing drug. On CT scans, cancer is immediately visible, tumor borders, sizes, and also possible metastases are visible. A bolus is injected into the patient’s vein by an anesthetist. Indications for bolus management: Identification of tumors, clarification of their localization, malignancy. Contraindications for the introduction of contrast The main contraindications for contrasting:
- • allergy to iodine;
- • severe forms of diabetes and asthma;
- • pregnancy and lactation.
What are the risks of CT oncoscreening?An oncological examination is carried out on modern high-precision equipment that scans the body using a minimum amount of radiation.
How to prepare for CT oncoscreeningIn the case of contrast, the following preparations are required:
- • Do not eat or drink anything for 6 hours before the procedure;
- • come for examination in comfortable clothes;
- • take off all the metal (glasses, jewelry, dentures, etc.).