Dual Energy CT Scan
With the introduction of Dual Energy CT scans, our Corrimal site now offers a revolutionary service that takes standard CT scans to the next level. Dual Energy CT combines the convenience and accuracy of a standard CT scan with the added benefit of being able to provide more detailed information about structures in the body. Let’s take a closer look at what this technology can do for you.
What is Dual Energy CT?
Dual Energy uses two separate X-ray energies to create images from two different perspectives. When combined, these two images produce detailed information about each structure in the body that is being scanned, allowing physicians to accurately diagnose conditions such as gout or detect IV contrast material during an IV contrast scan. In addition, it also allows physicians to differentiate between benign and malignant tumors more easily.
What Is A Dual Energy CT Scan Used For?
The additional level of detail provided by Dual Energy CT can be put to good use in various medical scenarios. Its most common uses include scanning for gout, kidney stones, and IV contrast scans. In each case, the greater level of detail makes it easier to diagnose the problem accurately and start treatment quickly. Additionally, the fact that the preparation process is the same as with normal CT scans makes it very convenient for patients who may need multiple scans over time.