Computed Tomography (CT)



In Germany, Computed Tomography may only be performed by radiologists.


Unlike a regular x-ray examination, CT creates not only a simple silhouette, but also a cross-sectional image of the corresponding organ or body section. One or two x-ray sources rotate around the affected body part during recording, while the opposite x-ray detectors collect the weakened beams left after having gone through body structures (organs, bones, soft tissue).


Converted into digital data, this information provides a slide by slide picture of an anatomical cross-section that can be reconstructed and viewed on the screen.

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