A crystal clear view in seconds

Computed tomography is an important imaging technique for medical diagnostics. This short movie explains how it works and how it is used.
Monika Demuth, PhD
Published on August 18, 2021

Computed tomography or CT, based on X-ray technology, has become an indispensable imaging method in medicine. It precisely images injuries, tumors, and vascular diseases.

Modern CT systems now work with extremely low radiation doses, and CT will continue to evolve thanks to learning algorithms. This short film shows how the imaging procedure works, where its strengths lie and why it is sometimes necessary to use a contrast agent.

By Monika Demuth, PhD
Monika Demuth is an editor in corporate communications at Siemens Healthineers. The team specializes in topics related to healthcare, medical technology, disease areas, and digitalization.