What is CT Scan Chest?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: CT Scan (computerized tomography scan)

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 177 66
Increase effect of another treatment 5 1
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 3 0
Interstitial lung disease 3 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 3 3

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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 0
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 71

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with CT Scan Chest

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Itching 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1
Pain 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having CT Scan Chest

Dosage Patients
yearly 8
as needed 3
one time 3
every 12 weeks 2
every 3 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 44
Usually 2
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 63
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 2
$50-99 3
$25-49 3
< $25 13
Not specified 51
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2 patient evaluations for CT Scan Chest

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

Nov 6, 2008 (Started Jun 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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