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Low Slice vs. High Slice Ct Machines

A “computerized tomography” CT Machine takes a series of X-ray slices of the body in order to produce a 3D internal image. It has many different uses, including diagnosing lung, liver, and pancreatic cancer. When discussing CT Machines, the scanners are differentiated by the number of slices they have. The slice number correlates to the space between the slices. A lot of people wonder about the differences in lower slice CT Machines versus higher slice CT Machines, and the confusion can lead to a common question.

“The higher the slice number, the better the CT Machine, correct?”

It depends. Fewer slices mean more space between the slices and therefore a larger chance of missing something, as well as a tedious scan.

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