The second wave of coronavirus, covid 19 is spreading like wildfire. Lakhs of coronavirus cases are being registered across India on a daily basis. A lot of people are doing CT scans the moment they test Covid 19 positive.Also Read - Refreshing Summer Health Drinks That Can Hydrate And Rejuvenate You From Within | Watch List
Recently, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria had stated that one CT was equivalent to 300-400 chest Xrays and could pose potential risk of cancer if scans were overused. Also Read - Hair Care Tips: Struggling From Hair Fall? Try These Effective Ayurvedic Remedies Today | Watch
CT scan is an imaging technique that gives a detailed picture. In case of Covid 19 patients, CT scan is used for imaging lungs to check for inflammation and fibrosis. Also Read - What is Emotional Eating and How to Control it? All You Need to Know
Dr. Viswesvaran Balasubramanian, Consultant Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad explains in detail whether all Covid 19 patients need CT scans or not and it’s side effects.