What is a CT Scan ?
A CT scan, or computed tomography scan, uses X-rays to create detailed cross-sectional images of the body. It helps diagnose various conditions by providing more detailed information than traditional X-rays.
How does a CT Scan work?
A CT (Computed Tomography) scan works by combining X-ray technology with computer processing to create detailed cross-sectional images of the body. Here’s a simplified breakdown of the process:
- X-ray Beams:
- The CT machine emits a series of narrow X-ray beams that pass through the body.
- Detectors on the opposite side of the body capture the X-rays after they’ve passed through the tissues.
- Data Collection:
- The amount of X-rays absorbed by different tissues varies, creating varying levels of attenuation. Detectors collect this data.
- Computer Reconstruction:
- A computer processes the collected data and uses it to create detailed cross-sectional images or “slices” of the body.
- Image Enhancement:
- The resulting images are enhanced for clarity, providing detailed views of internal structures.
- 3D Rendering (Optional):
- In some cases, the 2D images can be compiled to create 3D images, offering additional perspectives.
How much does a CT Scan cost in Ethiopia ?
|Cost of CT Scan in different Ethiopian reigons||Average Cost in US Dollars||Average cost in Ethiopian Birr|
|Addis Ababa||$200 – $300||11,180 – 16,771 ETB|
|Amhara||$250 – $350||13,975 – 19,556 ETB|
|Tigray||$220 – $320||12,298 – 17,889 ETB|
|Somalia||$180 – $280||10,062 – 15,653 ETB|
|Oromia||$300 – $400||16,771 – 22,361 ETB|