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 Should I have a CT scan of my lungs after I quit smoking?
- Q What should I wear for a computerized tomography (CT) scan?
- Q Why may I need a computed tomography (CT) scan of my chest?
- Q What happens during an ultrafast computed tomography (CT) scan?
- Q Will I need an IV for contrast material during my CT scan?