Answers and questions on ct scan
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);
- 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.