Computed Tomography (CT)

What is a CT Scan?

CT uses x-rays with x-ray detectors and a powerful computer to produce 2D slice images or 3D volume images. CT can show bones, soft tissues and blood vessels well.

We use the newest type of CT technology called 'Multi-slice CT'. This type of CT covers the body with thinner slices, producing more detailed images in a shorter time.

CT can also be used to guide interventional procedures or treatment.

CT Procedures performed at My Radiology Centre

At My Radiology Centre we offer a wide range of diagnostic and interventional CT procedures, including:

  • Brain
  • Sinuses, Face
  • Petrous Temporal bones
  • CT upper and lower extremities (e.g., CT shoulder, hand, wrist, elbow, ankle, foot)
  • Neck
  • Spine
  • Chest
  • CT Arthrogram
  • CT - Intravenous Pyelogram
  • Abdomen and Pelvis, including multiphase hepatic, renal or pancreatic studies.
  • CT angiogram (looking at the blood vessels)
  • Nerve root injection
  • Facet joint injection
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy
  • Subspecialist Musculoskeletal CT Imaging & Injections for Pain Management

Preparing for my CT

  • If you have been referred for a CT scan by your doctor and would like to make a booking, please contact us on (08) 9434 9620
  • Please inform your doctor & booking receptionist if you have diabetes, previous allergy to contrast, kidney problems or thyroid gland problems.

Before the CT Scan

  • You may be asked to fast immediately before the examination. Please continue to take your regular medication unless otherwise advised by your doctor.
  • When you arrive, you may be asked to drink special fluids for around one hour before your scan.
  • You may need an Intravenous line inserted to administer x-ray contrast.
  • You will be asked to remove clothing and jewellery from the body area being scanned.

During the CT Scan

  • A radiographer will do your scan. If you require contrast injection, this is done by the radiologist.
  • A CT Scan will usually take 5 to 20 minutes, but this may vary. The radiographer will advise you.
  • You will be asked to lie very still for the entire examination. You may be asked to hold you breath for a short time. This stops the images from blurring.

After the CT Scan

  • Return to your doctor to discuss the examination results.
  • The radiologist's report and your images are automatically forwarded to your doctor.
  • Eat and drink normally after your CT scan is finished.
  • If you have had an interventional procedure, you will be given an information sheet at discharge with specific information about your procedure.

Location

Cockburn Commercial Park
Unit 10/ No. 24 Discovery Drive
Bibra Lake, Western Australia, 6163.

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