Answers and questions on ct scan

I booked an appointment for CT scan of the chest. What organs are involved in the work of tomography scanner and description?
Answer: 29.10.2020

CT scan of thoracic organs can show many abnormalities of the heart, lungs, and other chest organs, including the following:

  • Wall rupture, abnormal enlargement or narrowing of the aorta;
  • Other pathological changes in large vessels in lungs and chest;
  • Accumulation of blood or fluid around the heart;
  • Lung cancer or cancer spread to the lungs from other organs;
  • Accumulation of fluid around the lungs (in the pleural cavity);
  • Damage, expansion or obstruction of large air ways (trachea, bronchi);
  • Swollen lymph nodes;
  • Lung disease when lung tissue becomes inflamed and then damaged (interstitial lesions);
  • Pneumonia;
  • Cancer of esophagus;
  • Lymphoma in the chest;
  • Tumors, nodules or cysts in the chest.
  • Pathology of bone structures;
  • Structural changes in thyroid, thymus, adrenal glands;
  • Schwannomas, neuromas;
  • Diseases of pleura.

Most pathologies are examined with a contrast agent. Without a contrast agent, it is only possible to assume that there is a problem.

Ersmambetov Aleksey Olegovich
Radiologist. Second category. Work experience is more than 7 years.