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Relaxation Techniques

By

Denise Millstine

, MD, Mayo Clinic

Last full review/revision Oct 2021| Content last modified Nov 2021
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Computerized Tomography (CT)
In computerized tomography (CT), x-ray images of the body are taken from multiple angles and converted by a computer into images resembling 2- and 3-dimensional slices (cross-sections). People having a CT scan are asked to remove all jewelry and metal items such as zippers and belt buckles located near the body part being scanned. Why are patients asked to remove metal before having a CT scan?
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