During a CT scan a special machine and powerful computers use x-rays to form highly detailed images of your body and internal organs. The radiologist can look at these in multiple ways, including in 3D to help come to a diagnosis.
As preparation for each scan is different, please read the detailed preparation sheets prior to your appointment and follow them accordingly.
If you are having a dye injection you will be asked to fill out and sign a questionnaire. Answering the questions as accurately as possible is important as there is a small risk of an allergic reaction and some conditions may require extra precautions to be taken.
Before the procedure, you may be asked to remove jewellery or change into a gown as appropriate for the area being examined. During the scan you will then lie on a bed which moves through the CT scanner. Preparation aside, the scan usually takes 15 minutes or less.
Our staff are trained to treat contrast reactions. However, if you have had a reaction in the past, please inform the staff, as this usually prevents you from having a further injection.
All CT scans are reported by our radiologists the same day, at which point the doctor who requested the procedure will receive the result electronically. If it is urgent, please notify staff so we can report it as soon as possible, and phone the result to the requesting doctor.
Booking and referrals are required for all CT appointments. Click Here to Request an Appointment now.
Click Here to view a downloadable Information Sheet for your CT Scan.