Private 100. Yıl Hospital Radiology Specialist Dr. Alper Bozkurt; “During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Thorax Computed Tomography Examination (CT) is preferred in the diagnosis process of the patients due to reasons such as the lack of sufficient sensitivity of the PCR test, the test is only positive in the second or even the third sample in many patients, and the results are delayed from time to time. In a study published in April, the conclusion that the sensitivity of CT for the diagnosis of Covid-19 is 94% shows that Computed Tomography (CT) is widely used as a screening test in moderate-to-advanced cases where a quick decision is required under pandemic conditions.
Emphasizing that early diagnosis and isolation are very important to reduce the risk of transmission in Covid-19 disease, Dr. Alper Bozkurt said; He said that in these days of the absence of COVID-19-specific drugs or the slow progress of the vaccination process, it is necessary to detect the disease at an early stage and immediately isolate an infected patient from healthy people. “Computed Tomography (CT) is a more reliable, practical and fast method in terms of showing lung involvement in the diagnosis of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In this way, the patients who need to be hospitalized are identified and the treatment process is started as soon as possible. " said.
What is Thorax CT?
Thorax CT, in other words "Thorax Computed Tomography", is an imaging method obtained with the help of X-rays. This imaging method helps to obtain detailed images of the thorax or chest area, organs such as the lungs, heart, and breast bones. These images contain important information to assist doctors in the diagnosis and treatment process.
How is Thorax CT Performed?
Toraks BT, a medical imaging procedure; It is a detailed, three-dimensional examination of the chest, heart and lungs with low radiation amounts. Thorax CT scan is simple and fast. The patient lies on his back on the stretcher and the device focuses on the chest area, performing the scanning process by moving the stretcher forward. During the scanning process, which takes an average of a few seconds, the patient is asked to remain still. Patients do not feel pain during shooting. After a few minutes of operation, a return to the daily routine can be made. The images obtained as a result of the shooting are instantly transferred to the computer and presented to the doctor's examination. Doctors analyze whether there are any risks or problems and a report is written in this direction. Unlike chest radiography, Thorax CT shows the chest, internal organs (heart and lung), muscle and bone tissue and blood vessels. Therefore, it enables doctors to obtain detailed images for diagnosis. In some cases, a contrast agent is used to view the vascular structures more clearly. This substance is injected intravenously.
Dr. Alper Bozkurt; Computed Tomography (CT), which is a fast and relatively easy method in patients with a high probability of lung involvement in the diagnosis of COVID-19, is frequently used in our Private 100. Yıl Hospital to reach the diagnosis. In order to provide more reliable and faster service to our patients, our devices in our Radiology Department have been renewed and equipped with the latest technological devices. In addition, IT devices and materials used against contamination risk are meticulously disinfected with special solutions, and all necessary precautions are taken with care. " said.