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How does a CT scan check for bronchoalveolar carcinoma?

Your doctor may order a computed tomography (CT) scan to check you for bronchoalveolar carcinoma and other lung cancers. CT scans are helpful in isolate the location of tumors, monitoring tumor growth, and discovering internal bleeding or blood clots. You will be asked to lay on a table that moves back into a machine that will scan your body with a revolving x-ray. This creates a three dimensional picture for your doctor to examine, in which tumors and other obstructions can easily be seen.

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