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Vad innebär undersökning med datortomografi för patienter med multipelt myelom
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Myeloma is an incurable tumour disease in which plasma cells break down bone tissue. When the diagnosis is determined it's recommended to do an X-ray examination of the entire skeleton of the body to view the extent of skeletal involvement. Conventional X-ray is still used as a standard technique with the diagnostic evaluation of myeloma. However Computed Tomography is used more often as a complementary method for discovering damages on the skeleton. The objective with this literature review is to describe Computed Tomography as a radiological method used for taking pictures of patients with myeloma diagnosis. The study was performed as a general literature review. 10 quantitative scientific articles were included in the literature review. These articles were quality examined, analysed and compiled into a result. The result is presented in form of three different categories; implementation of the survey, impact of diagnosis and treatment planning with radiation dose to the patient. There are several advantages of computed tomography compared to conventional radiography. Computed Tomography provides more diagnostic information and the image quality is much better, however Computed Tomography exposes the patient to more radiation dose. Seeing that Computed Tomography scan is performed more quickly than conventional X-ray, the effect of the patient is gentler and less painful for the patient.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Myelom, radiografi, datortomografi
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42640Local ID: 09f8cc1f-7844-458d-a931-a7d26bf6375aOAI: diva2:1015863
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Diagnostic Radiology Nursing, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20150910 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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