CT Scans

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Procedure Description:

Computed Tomography (CT) scans are specialized X-ray tests that generate cross-sectional images of the body. These images provide more detailed information compared to standard X-rays and are used to diagnose a variety of medical conditions. They are invaluable tools for examining internal organs, soft tissue, and bones. Doctors recommend CT scans for various reasons, including identifying abnormalities or tumors, guiding medical procedures, and monitoring the effectiveness of treatments.

CT scans are an indispensable resource in modern medicine, aiding in everything from emergency diagnosis to long-term care management. Whether you're suffering from a sudden illness or need advanced diagnostic tests for ongoing healthcare management, CT scans serve multiple purposes in diagnostic medicine.

Given the broad range of applications, from studying the brain for signs of a stroke to evaluating the health of a developing fetus, CT scans have become indispensable in healthcare. The information they provide is invaluable in determining the most effective course of treatment and has revolutionized diagnostic accuracy and patient care.

Procedure Duration:

A typical CT scan procedure may take anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the area being examined and the specifics of the scan. The actual scanning time often takes just seconds, but additional time is needed for patient positioning and for any contrast dye that may be required for enhanced imaging. Post-procedure, there is usually no recovery time needed as CT scans are non-invasive. You can generally resume normal activities right after the scan.

Preparation may include fasting or administration of contrast dye, and you may need to arrive at least an hour before the appointment for these procedures. It is essential to inform your healthcare provider about any allergies or pre-existing conditions you may have, as these can affect your experience.

Overall, CT scans are relatively quick and straightforward procedures that require minimal time investment. The fact that they are non-invasive also means that you can generally return to your travel itinerary almost immediately, making it a convenient option for medical tourists.


  • Cost Savings: Many countries offer high-quality CT scans at a fraction of the cost you would pay in the United States or other high-cost countries.
  • Advanced Technology: Medical tourism destinations often boast state-of-the-art medical technology and equipment that match or even surpass what's available in your home country.
  • Expertise: Highly trained radiologists and medical staff who are experienced in various diagnostic procedures are available in top medical tourism destinations.

Potential Destinations:

  • India: Known for excellent healthcare at a reasonable cost.
  • Thailand: Boasts advanced medical technology and highly experienced radiologists.
  • Singapore: Known for its high standard of healthcare and advanced medical technology.

Risks & Considerations:

  • Quality of Care: Not all facilities abroad may offer the same standard of care, so it's crucial to research thoroughly.
  • Language Barrier: Communication can be an issue; consider hiring a medical interpreter.
  • Travel Logistics: Consider the total cost, including travel and accommodation, when comparing prices.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital:

  • Accreditation: Look for facilities that are accredited by international healthcare organizations.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Online reviews can provide insights into patient satisfaction and quality of care.
  • Consultation: A preliminary consultation, possibly online, can help you gauge the level of care and expertise you can expect.

To receive a free quote for this procedure please click on the link: https://www.medicaltourism.com/get-a-quote

Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation: https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.

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Hair Loss

Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.

Facial Anti-Aging

Aesthetic Anti-Aging. The Aesthetic Stem Cell Localized Treatment is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of aging skin and hair restoration. This all-natural technique combines dermal injections of bone marrow or adipose tissue derived stem cells and growth factors.

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