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A CT scan is an X-ray procedure that combines many X-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional and three-dimensional images of internal organs and structures of the body. A CT scan is a low-risk procedure. Contrast material may be injected into a vein or the spinal fluid to enhance the scan.

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      Liver (Anatomy and Function) Article
      • What is the liver? Is it a gland or an organ?
      • What is the functional purpose of the liver?
      • What does the liver look like, and where is it located in the body?
      • What diseases affect the liver?
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      • Cirrhosis
      • Infections
      • Hepatitis
      • Medications
      • Toxins
      • Genetic disorders
      • Cancer
      • Abnormalities of bile flow from the liver
      • Decrease in blood flow draining from the liver
      • What are symptoms of diseases of the liver?
      • How is an examination of the liver performed?
      • What is a liver biopsy?
      • Can diseases of the liver be prevented?
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      Angina Article
      • What is angina?
      • What causes angina?
      • What are the different types of angina?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of angina?
      • How is angina diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for angina?
      • Angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery
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      • What is the prognosis for angina?
      • Can angina be prevented?
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      Appendicitis Article
      • Appendicitis facts
      • What is the appendix?
      • What is appendicitis and what causes appendicitis?
      • What are the symptoms of appendicitis?
      • How is appendicitis diagnosed?
      • Imaging studies to diagnosis appendicitis
      • Why can it be difficult to diagnose appendicitis?
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      • What are the complications of appendicitis?
      • What other conditions can mimic appendicitis?
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      • How is an appendectomy done?
      • What are the complications of appendectomy?
      • Are there long-term consequences of appendectomy?
      • What is new about appendicitis?
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      Aseptic Necrosis Article
      • Aseptic necrosis facts
      • What is aseptic necrosis?
      • What causes aseptic necrosis?
      • What are risk factors for aseptic necrosis?
      • What are aseptic necrosis symptoms and signs?
      • How do physicians diagnose aseptic necrosis?
      • What is the treatment for aseptic necrosis?
      • What is the prognosis of aseptic necrosis?
      • Is it possible to prevent aseptic necrosis?
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  • Computerized Axial Tomography
  • CT Scan
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