INDICATIONS: There are a wide range of indications ranging from pain to tumors, as well as CT angiography to assess the arteries.
REGIONS COVERED: Any part of the body may be scanned.
LIMITATIONS: The brain is better assessed on MRI which provides superior contrast resolution.
PREPARATION: Two hours fasting.
SCAN PROCEDURE: The area to be scanned and the scanning technique will depend on the reason you are having the scan. In general, you will lie on the scanning bed, and the technician will position you before electronically moving the bed into position for your scan. You will then have some initial scans taken before you are given an injection of non-ionic contrast. During the injection, it is normal to feel a hot flushed sensation. Occasionally, people also feel nauseous. You will receive instructions via the intercom for the duration of the scan. The scan will take approximately 15 minutes.
POST PROCEDURE: You will stay in the clinic for a few minutes after your procedure for observation. If you feel unwell after you have left the clinic, please contact us and your local doctor.
RESULTS: The images obtained by the technician will be analysed and interpreted by the Radiologist.
Please inform us of when you plan to follow up with your doctor so that your report can be prioritised.
A hyperlink will be added to the report that will allow your doctor to access your images.
We provide long term electronic storage of your report and images, so you may obtain a copy either on the day of the scan or in the future.