Anyone who has been in a huge accident such as a car accident are naturally in shock and that is fully understood by the doctors and nurses who are treating these individuals. These kinds of accidents happen quickly and you should consider yourself lucky if you were able to get out of it with minimal or no injuries at all. It is common to find head or neck trauma in these individuals even if the airbags were deployed. It is not enough to have your external injuries treated since you do not know the extent of the accident on your body. Doctors will require you take a CAT scan as a means of determining the extent of your injuries. If you have taken an X-ray in the past, then a CAT scan is similar to this.
However, this is more advanced when compared to an X-ray due to the fact that it allows the doctors to take a look at your bones and tissue in an in depth level. People who have suffered some kind of trauma can take advantage of this because they will be able to avoid any further complications since their medical practitioners will be able to find what is wrong with them and will be able to take the right course of action that will lead to full recovery. Some of the head traumas that this scan detect are the blood clots; finding out that you have one ahead of time will prevent any brain damage.
If you have never taken this before, you don’t have to worry because it is very simple. You will be asked to lie down on the examination table and wait until you are directly under the scanner. Once you are directly under it, you will just have to wait for a few minutes and you will be asked to hold your breath each time the scanner scans your body. However, you don’t have to wait for an accident to happen before you take one. You can always take this when you are taking your annual check-up to see to it that there is nothing wrong with you.
In addition to that, you can also take an MRI in Tampa if you want to take a close look at your organs. This utilizes a magnetic field and radio wave energy pulses that take pictures of your organs and other structures found in your body. However, see to it that you get the go signal from your doctor before you take one.