Computed Tomography (CT) is a technique that examines the body with thin slices (3-10 mm) using x-rays. In this way, it helps us to recognize the diseases of the organs in our body. The speed of multi-slice CT (CT) devices offered by developing technology has increased and the slice thicknesses they can obtain have decreased.

The whole body is imaged in slices during a single breath-holding period (15-20 seconds); Continuously taken sections can be processed on the computer to provide a better understanding of the anatomy.

During the examination, the patient must lie still on the computed tomography table. As the table moves towards the middle section of the device, multiple cross-sectional images are captured by the device to view the relevant body section. There is no application that will cause pain or discomfort during the examination. In abdominal CT examinations, the entire intestine is filled with dyed water, usually by using medicated water orally, to facilitate the differentiation of masses located in or on the wall of the intestine from other tissues. By staining the blood with the drug administered rapidly via an intravenous pump, the condition of the vessels, the relationship between the mass and the vessels, the blood supply characteristics of the mass, and some masses become visible in the same examination.

It is preferred because it is done quickly and examines many different organ systems within minutes.

Computed tomography procedure is named according to the organ to be examined. For example, if the abdominal region is to be examined, it is called “abdominal CT”, and if the rib cage is to be examined, it is called “thoracic CT”. In a special method of computed tomography, the internal structures of the large intestine are evaluated, similar to colonoscopy, and information about the intestinal structures above the diseased area can also be provided. This method is also known as “virtual colonoscopy”.