Computerised Tomography Scan
Computed Tomography (more commonly known as a CT or CAT scan), is a diagnostic medical test that, like traditional x-rays, produces multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body.
A CT scan involves obtaining cross-sectional images, that can be reformatted in multiple planes and can even be generated as three dimensional images. These can then be viewed on a computer, or printed on film for further review and analysis.
Computer Tomography scans give further insight than traditional x-rays into organs, bones, blood tissue, vessels and more.
Our trained radiologists then analyse and interpret the images collected to help you with diagnosis and prognosis of your problems.
Spinal exams, extremities exams and certain other exams can be done on the day without preparation, but others may require an appointment to be booked in advance if you need to fast or sign any paperwork.
If needed you will be asked to sit in the waiting area and drink an amount of fluid. You may also require an intravenous (IV) to highlight any contrast created by vascularity. in these cases, a radiologist will be in the practice during the exam.