A CT scan is an x-ray procedure that is enhanced by a computer and gives out a three-dimensional view (referred to as a “slice”) of a particular part of the body. It is a highly sensitive method to accurately view the internal anatomy and detect extremely small lesions. While dense tissue can block some areas during standard x-ray image procedures, CT scans create a three-dimensional view by using a computer to combine different slices, showing all bone and tissue. With modern CT scan, the thin images can be further manipulated with a specialized computer to see the human body in ways that have never been seen before, helping doctors diagnose diseases more quickly and accurately. The procedure is non-invasive or minimally invasive, requires minimal radiation exposure and can simultaneously depict tissues of different densities, which is not possible with traditional x-ray methods.