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A CT scan (computerized axial tomography scan) is a special type of imaging test that uses a computer to make a three-dimensional picture of the inside of the body. CT scans are not invasive and are performed in the radiology department of a hospital. CT scans allow doctors to look not only at a person’s bones, but also at soft tissue and blood vessels. CT scans are often used for diagnosing cancer because doctors can see the exact size and location of a tumor inside the patient’s body.