Standard computed tomography (CT) scanners use normal X-rays to make cross-sectional ‘slice-like’ pictures or images of the body.

This gives dual energy CT additional advantages over standard CT for a wide range of tests and procedures.

dual energy CT scan

The scanner is fairly new technology that uses both the normal X-ray and also a second less powerful X-ray to make the images. This gives dual energy CT additional advantages over standard CT for a wide range of tests and procedures.

Preparation for a scan is identical to that required for a standard CT scan. Your referring doctor and the radiology facility where you are having the scan will provide you with information on any specific preparation required.

What happens during a dual energy scan is identical to that for a standard CT scan. You will not notice any difference in the examination whether you have a single energy or dual energy.

Dual Energy only takes about 15 minutes to perform. It is painless and non-invasive.

The scan itself is not associated with any immediate after effects. You should be able resume normal activities straight after the scan has been carried out.

Any potential after effects might be related to the injection of contrast medium if required.

A dual energy CT scan is a new technology that uses both the normal X-ray and also a second less powerful X-ray to make the images. This gives dual energy CT additional advantages over standard CT for a wide range of tests and procedures.

Dual energy CT scan, also known as spectral CT, is an imaging technique that produces accurate anatomic and functional photos. By manipulating the differences in the interactions of two separate x-ray photon energy spectra, this technique allows the interrogation of materials that have different attenuation properties at different energies.

Dual energy CT scan is used as a powerful diagnostic tool to detect diseases. This technique provides information about how substances behave at different energies. This gives dual energy CT additional advantages over standard CT for a wide range of tests and procedures.

What happens during a dual energy scan is identical to that for a standard CT scan. You will not notice any difference in the examination whether you have single energy or dual energy. In some instances, to produce a clearer image, the diagnostic procedure may require an injection of contrast medium. A special dye that works as contrast material.

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