Can Lung Problems Cause Back Or Abdominal Pain?

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Definition

An abdominal CT scan is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the belly area. CT stands for computed tomography.

See also: CT scan


Alternative Names

Computed tomography scan - abdomen; CT scan - abdomen; CAT scan - abdomen


How the test is performed

You will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner. Usually, you will lie on your back with your arms raised above the head.

Once you are inside...

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