CT Scan for Thyroid Diagnostics

In computed tomography (CT), digital geometry processing creates a 3-dimensional image of the interior of the body from a large number of 2-dimensional X-ray images. CT data is then manipulated through a process called "windowing" that illuminates different angles of an organ or structure by blocking X-ray beams, much the same way a camera creates an image by blocking out light. Scanners then enable the data to be reformatted as a 3-D scan.

CT scans are especially valuable in detecting cancers, infection, heart disease, brain disorders, abnormal blood flow, or organ, blood cell or bone disorders.