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Computed tomography (CT) scan for scoliosisCComputed tomography (CT) scan for scoliosisComputed tomography (CT) scan for scoliosisEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC7.0000000000000070.0000000000000432.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Computed tomography (CT) scans use a series of x-rays to create a layered image of the spine. Find out how this technique is used for scoliosis patients.</p><p>Your teen’s surgeon may order a computerized tomography (CT) scan of their spine to see if there are any abnormalities in the bones (vertebrae) of their spine. </p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>A computerized tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and a computer to take cross-sectional pictures of the body. This may be ordered by your teen's surgeon to see if thre are any abnormalities in the bones (vertebrae) of their spine.</li><li>The CT scan is done by a team including a medical radiation technologist, radiologist, and nurse if needed. </li><li> CT scans usually take five to 30 minutes. </li></ul>
Tomodensitogramme Radiographie pour évaluer la scolioseTTomodensitogramme Radiographie pour évaluer la scolioseComputed tomography (CT) scan for scoliosisFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC7.0000000000000070.0000000000000432.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>La tomodensitométrie utilise une série de radiographies afin de créer une image en couches de la colonne. Découvrez comment cette technique est utilisée chez les patients atteints de scoliose.</p><p>Le chirurgien de votre adolescent peut demander un tomodensitogramme afin de voir si sa colonne présente des anomalies aux os (vertèbres).</p><h2> À retenir </h2><ul><li> Tomodensitométrie pour la scoliose : la tomodensitométrie utilise la radiographie et un ordinateur pour prendre des images de coupes transversales du corps. Le chirurgien de votre adolescent peut demander un tomodensitogramme afin de voir si sa colonne présente des anomalies aux os (vertèbres).</li><li>La tomodensitométrie est réalisée par une équipe médicale comprenant un technologue en radiologie, un radiologue et un infirmier, au besoin.</li><li> Un examen tomodensitométrique prend habituellement de cinq à trente minutes.<br></li></ul>

 

 

Computed tomography (CT) scan for scoliosis2016.00000000000Computed tomography (CT) scan for scoliosisComputed tomography (CT) scan for scoliosisCEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC7.0000000000000070.0000000000000432.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Computed tomography (CT) scans use a series of x-rays to create a layered image of the spine. Find out how this technique is used for scoliosis patients.</p><p>Your teen’s surgeon may order a computerized tomography (CT) scan of their spine to see if there are any abnormalities in the bones (vertebrae) of their spine. </p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>A computerized tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and a computer to take cross-sectional pictures of the body. This may be ordered by your teen's surgeon to see if thre are any abnormalities in the bones (vertebrae) of their spine.</li><li>The CT scan is done by a team including a medical radiation technologist, radiologist, and nurse if needed. </li><li> CT scans usually take five to 30 minutes. </li></ul><h2>What is a CT scan?</h2><p>A CT scan uses X-rays and a computer to take cross-sectional pictures of the body. These pictures allow surgeons to see the structures inside the body at different levels. A CT can be done on any part of the body. The CT machine scans the spine in "slices” to produce pictures or images. Each image shows a different slice of the spine. </p><p>Some CT scans give the surgeon more information when they are done with a special liquid called a contrast fluid. This clear, colourless fluid is given through a small tube or needle called an intravenous (IV) line. The IV is inserted into a vein in the hand or arm. If the radiologist feels that your teen’s CT scan would be better with this contrast fluid, it will be given partway through the study. </p><h2>Who performs a CT scan?</h2><p>The CT scan is done by a team of people. A medical radiation technologist will take the pictures of your teen. A nurse may be available to help your teen throughout the scan and will give them sedation if needed. </p><p>A specialist called a radiologist will check your teen’s scan before you leave to make sure it is complete. The radiologist will also interpret your teen’s CT scan and provide a report to their surgeon. </p><h2>How long does a CT scan take?</h2><p>A CT scan usually takes five to 30 minutes. However, the length of time needed for your teen’s CT scan depends on many things</p><ul><li>What part of your teen’s body is being scanned</li><li>Your teen’s physical size</li><li>How much cooperation your teen can give</li></ul><h2>Does a CT scan require sedation?</h2><p>If your teen is able to lie perfectly still for an hour, then no special preparation is usually needed for the scans. However, some teens need sedation to help them lie still for the scans. </p><p>The type of sedation your teen needs depends on their age and medical condition. They may only need a sedative by mouth or they may need to receive sedation through a needle. On the other hand, they may need a general anaesthetic, in which case they would most likely receive it through a needle.</p><p>Before having any sedation or general anaesthetic, your teen will have to be careful about what they eat or drinks. The treatment team will tell your teen when they need to stop eating and drinking before the CT.</p>Computed tomography (CT) scan for scoliosis

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