2. Why might a CT scan be necessary?

Doctors primarily use CT scans to diagnose conditions that would be more difficult to detect using other methods. CT scan can help diagnose circulatory problems, stroke, cancer, and internal organ injuries. A CT scan may also be used as part of planning treatment by creating a complex picture of a tumor before radiotherapy. CT scanning also monitors medical conditions to see how they respond to treatment.

CT scan

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