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Q: HOW LONG IS A cat BRAIN SCAN

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Christine Kennard, Health Pro
4/ 3/12 11:17am

Hi Joan

 

A CAT scan takes between 10 and 30 minutes.

 

Best Wishes

Christine

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AFA Social Services, Health Guide
4/ 3/12 11:46am

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.

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NC, Community Member
4/ 3/12 5:29pm

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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Dorian Martin, Health Guide
4/10/12 12:34pm

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

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By JOAN, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/10/12, First Published: 04/02/12