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How is a CT scan used to detect prostate cancer?

A sophisticated x-ray method that uses a computer and rotating x-ray beams to render images of soft tissue, bone, and blood vessels, a CT scan can examine areas of dense tissue in the prostate, such as tumors, far better than a one-dimensional X-ray exam.

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