Spiral CT scan for kidney stones

Spiral (helical) CT gets its name from the circular movement of the scanner as the person's body moves through it. A spiral CT can provide a continuous scan of the kidneys in half the time of a standard CT scan. The advantages of a spiral CT scan over standard CT scanning include:

  • A shorter test time.
  • Better images of the kidneys and other organs.
  • The ability to look at the kidneys from different views.

Last Updated: May 4, 2009

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