What is CT Scan (computerized tomography scan)?

Category: Procedures

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A computerized tomography (CT) scan is a specialized type of X-ray technique. It produces more detailed images of your body’s internal structures than the images typically produced by conventional X-rays.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 240 91
Headaches 20 2
Dizziness 15 1
Increase effect of another treatment 9 2
Abdominal pain 7 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 113

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with CT Scan (computerized tomography scan)

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 2
Itching 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1
Pain 1
Pain in lower back 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having CT Scan (computerized tomography scan)

Dosage Patients
yearly 11
as needed 5
one time 5
every 12 weeks 3
every 3 months 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 78
Usually 2
Sometimes 16
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 13
Not at all hard to take 93
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 2
$50-99 3
$25-49 3
< $25 31
Not specified 75
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7 patient evaluations for CT Scan (computerized tomography scan)

Sep 21, 2018 (Started Sep 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Sep 15, 2015 (Started Sep 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 28, 2017 (Started Jan 28, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for lung nodules)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for abdominal pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly

  • 0 helpful marks
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