Chest CT Scan
Alternate Names : Computed Tomography, Chest, CAT Scan, Chest, Chest CAT Scan, CT Scan, Chest
What do the test results mean?
A doctor specially trained in analyzing CT images, called a radiologist, will examine the results of the test. The radiologist will forward a report of the findings to the individual's healthcare provider.
Some of the conditions a chest CT can reveal include:
tumors of the lungs, chest wall, bone and soft-tissue, such as lung cancer
lung infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis
chronic lung conditions such as emphysema
fluid or inflammation of the membranes around the heart, known as pericardial effusion
fluid or inflammation of the membranes around the lungs, known as pleural effusion
rib or spine fractures
stomach problems, such as hiatal hernia or conditions of the esophagus
enlarged lymph nodes
conditions of the aorta such as calcification, dilation, or tears