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Coronavirus Explained: Do All COVID-19 Patients Need CT Scans?

Written by Satata Karmakar |Published : May 12, 2021 8:20 PM IST

As India battles the toughest health disaster coronavirus, there are reports that many people are undergoing CT scans even on having mild symptoms of coronavirus because the new COVID-19 variant has wreaked havoc in the country, is not caught in the RT-PCR test but in the CT scan test. What is a CT scan? CT stands for Computed Tomography. In this process, the chest or brain is scanned with the help of this technique. Currently, there are a total of 11 types of CT scans available in India. In the case of COVID, patients undergo a CT scan of the lungs, which allows them to know whether the virus has spread in their lungs and understand the severity. But, do all COVID-19 patients need to get a CT scan done? When should a person with COVID symptoms go for a CT scan? We have with us Dr. Viswesvaran Balasubramanian who will tell us about who should actually get a CT scan done after experiencing COVID symptoms and who all can actually avoid it. Watch the video to know everything.

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