CT scans of the chest may also be used to visualize placement of needles during biopsies of thoracic organs or tumors, or during aspiration (withdrawal) of fluid from the chest. CT scans of the chest are useful in monitoring tumors and other conditions of the chest before and after treatment.
- Q Can a CT scan diagnose lung cancer?
- Q What happens after a computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the chest?
- Q Why may I need a computed tomography (CT) scan of my chest?
- Q How does a computed tomography (CT) scanner work?
- Q Are CT scans harmful to your kidneys?
- Q How do I know if I should get a CT scan?