What anatomical structures are well seen with CT  


Compare these images of the abdomen. The image on the left is a radiograph of the abdomen and the image on the right is a CT image of the mid-abdomen. The radiograph shows the bones well, and air within the bowel, however airless bowel, the individual organs, blood vessels, lymph nodes and other soft tissue structures cannot be seen. In contrast, the CT shows the individual organs, the bowel that contains air as well as the bowel which is airless (fluid filled), blood vessels and all of the fat intervening between and around these structures.