NCCT Chest Lower Half
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What is NCCT Chest Lower Half?
Non Contrast Computed Tomography (NCCT) of chest lower half is an imaging procedure in which the rotating beams of X-rays are used to create a detailed three dimensional image of the lower half of the chest or thorax to identify problems associated with the bones, soft tissues and internal organs in this area like heart, lungs, liver, and stomach.
Why is NCCT Chest Lower Half done?
- • To determine the cause of symptoms like cough, shortness of breath and chest pain • To detect any suspected inflammation or infection of the organs of the lower half of the chest, including the heart, lungs, liver, and stomach • To detect injury to the internal organs, bones of rib cage, or spine due to trauma • To make detailed assessment if some abnormalities appear in a standard X-ray of the chest • To detect the presence of any tumors (abnormal growth) • To detect any congenital abnormalities (birth defects) • To direct intervention procedures like fine needle biopsy
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