• JOAN JOAN
    April 02, 2012
    HOW LONG IS A cat BRAIN SCAN
    JOAN JOAN
    April 02, 2012

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  • Dorian Martin
    Health Guide
    April 10, 2012
    Dorian Martin
    Health Guide
    April 02, 2012

    Hi, Joan,

     

    Everyone provided really good information. I just wanted to add the following link which has great information about CAT scans from University of Wisconsin Hhspitals and Clinics Authority.

     

    Take care and keep us posted!


    Dorian

  • AFA Social Services
    Health Guide
    April 03, 2012
    AFA Social Services
    Health Guide
    April 02, 2012

    A CAT scan (Computerized Axial Tomography), also known as a CT scan, uses x-ray technology to produce cross-sectional images of the internal body, including brain structure and size, which may be helpful in the diagnosis of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.  The procedure is very quick; depending upon the part of the body being scanned, the test itself will take about 10-15 minutes.

  • Christine Kennard
    Health Pro
    April 03, 2012
    Christine Kennard
    Health Pro
    April 02, 2012

    Hi Joan

     

    A CAT scan takes between 10 and 30 minutes.

     

    Best Wishes

    Christine


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  • NC
    NC
    April 03, 2012
    NC
    NC
    April 02, 2012

    Taking a ct scan once in a while is fine. However, if the person with dementia has trouble to stay still, someone like family member may need to be there with the person when he/she takes the scan.

    Ct scan has radiation but if you just take it once for all for diagnosis, it is worth doing.

     

    Regards,
    NC

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