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ct scan on chest

I am scheduled for a ct scan on my chest to look behind my heart. I have a hiatal hernia Could this be what they want to look at
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replied November 17th, 2008
CT scans are request by doctors because they are looking for either:

* Broken bones
* Cancers
* Blood clots
* Signs of heart disease
* Internal bleeding

More sepcifically, doctors order chest CT scans because they are looking to:

* Show the size, shape, and position of your lungs and other structures in your chest.
* Follow up on abnormalities that are found on standard chest x rays.
* Find the cause of lung symptoms, such as shortness of breath or chest pain.
* See whether you have a lung problem, such as a tumor, excess fluid around the lungs, a pulmonary embolism, tuberculosis, emphysema, and pneumonia
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replied March 22nd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its done in order to delineate size and extent of hiatal hernia and to find other associated comorbidities.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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