Complete Guide to CT Chest or CT Thorax in India
In this complete guide to CT Scan Chest in India, we cover different kinds of CT Scan Chest studies including HRCT Chest and CECT Chest. The following topics are covered:
- What is CT Scan?
- Why is CT Scan of Chest Prescribed?
- What are different kinds of CT Scan Chest Procedures?
- What is the cost of CT Scan Chest in India?
- What is the cost of CT Scan Chest in Delhi / NCR?
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What is CT Scan?
CT Scan or Computed Tomography is a type of advanced x ray procedure. Unlike the normal x ray, CT Scan uses multiple x ray beams to create a detailed, almost 3D like image of body parts. To know more about CT Scans, you may check our complete guide to CT Scans in India here.
CT Scan of Chest, also called CT Scan Thorax, concentrates on lungs and is used for identification of various lungs related disorders. Since Chest CT Scan gives very detailed images of lungs, it is able to diagnose lung cancer at early stages.
Why is CT Scan Chest or CT Scan Thorax Prescribed?
Chest CT Scan provides detailed images of lungs and is hence used in the following cases:
- Analysis of abnormalities found in chest x-ray
- Detection of lung cancer or lung tumours
- Monitoring impact of lung cancer drugs on cancer
- Detection of blood clots or other internal injuries
- To guide surgery or other procedures of lungs
What are various types of CT Scan Chest Procedures?
CT Scan Chest or CT Scan Thorax: Normal chest CT Scan which takes anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes.
CT Scan Chest with Contrast / CECT Chest / CECT Thorax: Sometimes, the doctors recommend a CT Scan with contrast or CECT (Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography) Scan. This procedure is supposed to give better images of certain areas of lungs as compared to the normal CT Chest. A radioactive substance is given to the patient either orally or through injection before the test. This substance is absorbed by the body and interacts with the CT Scan to give vivid images during the scan.
After taking the radioactive substance, the patient is supposed to wait for 30 minutes before the scan begins. The labs will also test serum creatinine (a kidney test) and uric acid before they give you the contrast agent. Abnormal kidney or uric acid tests will impact whether contrast agent can be given to you or not. You may be allowed to take your recent serum creatinine test and uric acid test results with you to the lab. Some labs may insist that these test be done with them. So overall, this CECT Chest Scan may take anywhere from an hour to three hours.
HRCT Chest: Also, known as high-resolution CT Chest, this scan produces extremely high-definition images of lungs. In some cases like suspected industrial lung disease, HRCT Chest is better than normal CT Scan Chest. To know more about HRCT Chest, you may check here.
What is the cost of various kinds of CT Chest in India?
LabsAdvisor.com, a medical test company, is working to getting you the best options for your CT Scan testing. In the table given below, you can see the list of available chest CT Scans related to chest in different cities of India. If you will like to speak with us to book your test, please call 08882668822 or fill out the form given at the end for a call back.
Cost of CT Chest or CT Thorax in India
|Type of CT Chest||Price Range for Different Indian Cities|
|Cost of CT Scan Chest in Indian Cities||₹ 2,250 – ₹ 6,800|
|Cost of CT Scan Chest Contrast / Cost of CECT Scan of Chest||₹ 4,300|
|Cost of HRCT Scan Chest in Indian Cities||₹ 2,400 – ₹ 6,800|
|Cost of CT Scan Angiography Chest in Indian Cities||₹ 6,380 – ₹ 10,500|
|Cost of CT Scan Pulmonary Angiography||₹ 7,200|
What is the cost of various kinds of CT Chest in Delhi / NCR?
In the table given below, you can see the list of available chest CT Scans in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. You can click on the links to know the various labs that offer the test, their prices, discounts and you can book the tests online at your chosen lab. If you will like to speak with us to book your test, please call 08882668822 or fill out the form given at the end for a call back.
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