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
A shorter test time.
Better images of
the kidneys and other organs.
The ability to look at the kidneys
from different views.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Tushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology
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