What anatomical structures are well seen with CT  

CT creates "beautiful images", allowing most structures to be visualized on CT scans, including bone, air, fluid, fat, and soft tissues.

All of these structures are better seen on CT than with radiography. This results from a combination of factors, including the very sensitive CT detectors that differentiate smaller differences in densities, the excellent spatial resolution CT affords, and the fact that the images are single "slices" of the body (while radiographs represent a superimposition of a number of structures).

The following images will demonstrate how well CT can differentiate and display soft tissues.