Thoracic CT

Alternative Names

Chest CT; CT scan – lungs; CT scan – chest

Definition of Thoracic CT

Thoracic CT (computer tomography) is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the the chest and upper abdomen.


David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 8/13/2010

CT scan
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Pulmonary nodule, solitary - CT scan
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Bronchial cancer - CT scan
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Lung nodule, right lower lung - CT scan
Lung with squamous cell cancer - CT scan
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Normal lung anatomy

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