CT Scan Directory
A CT scan, also known as a CAT scan, is an imaging test that details the inside of the body. Contrast dye may be used to help visualize some abnormalities. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a CT scan works, the many uses of CT scans, and much more.
How to Diagnose a Compression Fracture
Your back pain may be a spinal compression fracture. Here's how you can find out.
More Tests for Colorectal Cancer
WebMD explains CT colonography, a test used early to detect abnormalities in the colon that could lead to cancer.
Parkinson's Disease CT Scan
If you have Parkinson's disease, find out what to expect if you need a CT scan.
Using CT Scan to Diagnose Heart Disease
CT scans are an option your doctor has to help diagnose heart disease.
Heart Disease Detection Goes High Tech
Experts review the latest techniques that reveal whether you have heart disease.
Diagnostic Imaging: Beam Me Up Dr. McCoy
We're not quite at the Star Trek level yet with imaging technology, but recent advances are fine-tuning your medical care.
Imaging the Heart: The New Frontier
New advances in MRIs, CT scans and echocardiography reveal the mysteries of the malfunctioning heart.
The New Heart Tests: Which Ones Should You Have?
Experts explain the pros and cons of coronary calcium scores, carotid artery ultrasound, and CT heart scans.