Computed Tomography (CT)

What is it? A Computed Tomography (CT) scan, also known as a CAT scan is a fast and powerful way to see almost any structure inside the body. Our scanner uses the latest techniques allowing us to see structures to an accuracy of less than 1mm. Similar to an x-ray, the CT uses a small dose of radiation to acquire pictures. We use the latest dose reduction techniques, and the study is fine-tuned for every patient to provide the best possible information at the lowest dose. We have special low-dose protocols that we can use, which can reduce the dose by up to  85% compared to the benchmark in the radiology literature. What does it involve? You will be asked to lie on a table, which can move in and out of the imaging equipment. Some studies will involve the injection of a contrast dye, that helps identify how blood flows to different parts of the body, and can be used to help identify subtle problems that may not be visible without it. You will be asked to answer questions regarding a history of allergies or other conditions to ensure that you are safe to have the contrast.  Once you are on the table and prepared, the scan time itself is very quick - anywhere between 5 seconds to a few minutes. You will be asked to listen to instructions during the scan - and we have multiple languages available including Arabic, Vitnamese and Spanish. Preparation Depending on the type of study you may be required to fast for up to 4 hours before the test, or drink 500ml of water. You may also require a blood test to ensure your kidneys are working adequately. In order to avoid delays at the time of your appointment - it is best if we have the request form when we book you in so we can decide exactly what is required. Questions? We are happy to answer any questions you might have - so feel free to call us to discuss any questions you have. We have staff that speak multiple languages, including Arabic and Vietnamese to help you.

Computed

Tomography

(CT)

What is it? A Computed Tomography (CT) scan, also known as a CAT scan is a fast and powerful way to see almost any structure inside the body. Our scanner uses the latest techniques allowing us to see structures to an accuracy of less than 1mm. Similar to an x-ray, the CT uses a small dose of radiation to acquire pictures. We use the latest dose reduction techniques, and the study is fine-tuned for every patient to provide the best possible information at the lowest dose. We have special low-dose protocols that we can use, which can reduce the dose by up to 85% compared to the benchmark in the radiology literature. What does it involve? You will be asked to lie on a table, which can move in and out of the imaging equipment. Some studies will involve the injection of a contrast dye, that helps identify how blood flows to different parts of the body, and can be used to help identify subtle problems that may not be visible without it. You will be asked to answer questions regarding a history of allergies or other conditions to ensure that you are safe to have the contrast.  Once you are on the table and prepared, the scan time itself is very quick - anywhere between 5 seconds to a few minutes. You will be asked to listen to instructions during the scan - and we have multiple languages available including Arabic, Vitnamese and Spanish. Preparation Depending on the type of study you may be required to fast for up to 4 hours before the test, or drink 500ml of water. You may also require a blood test to ensure your kidneys are working adequately. In order to avoid delays at the time of your appointment - it is best if we have the request form when we book you in so we can decide exactly what is required. Questions? We are happy to answer any questions you might have - so feel free to call us to discuss any questions you have. We have staff that speak multiple languages, including Arabic and Vietnamese to help you.