Low Dose CT

Low Dose CT

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Routine examinations with and without contrast from the head to the toes.
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Coronary calcium scoring, coronary angiogram, pulmonary vein mapping, TAVI planning, gated angiogram of the aorta and abdominal angiogram.
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Baseline and checkup (staging) examinations.
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Renal stone characterisation, gout assessment (for detection of mono-sodium urate deposition), virtual non-contrast, calcium subtraction and iodine mapping of the lungs.

What is CT and how does it work

A CT scan is like a super-powered X-ray machine. Imagine you’re lying inside a big donut. This donut takes many X-ray pictures of your body from different angles while spinning around you. Then, a computer puts all these pictures together to show a clear image of what’s inside your body, like looking at the layers of a cake. This helps doctors see inside you without any surgery, so they can figure out if everything is okay or if they need to help you in any way. 
We are expecting delivery of our state-of-the-art 128 slice CT scanner in November 2023. Our CT is industry-leading technology, acquiring  images in as little as 0.33 seconds, and using exceptionally low radiation doses which for some examinations may be lower than a comparative X-ray.

What are the risks involved with CT

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CT Services

Our aim is to provide high quality medical imaging with empathy to the local community by ensuring highly trained and caring staff are available every step of the way.

Whilst an appointment is not always essential, we highly recommend pre-booking an appointment so that we do not keep you waiting. Some procedures take up to 30 minutes and it is essential to have an appointment for such procedures, eg. chest, brain & or abdomen.

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CT Scans services

More Information about CT​

A CT scan, CAT scan or computed tomography scan, is a medical imaging procedure that uses computer-processed combinations of many X-ray measurements taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting.

Please see CT preparation

Before the start of the CT scan, you lie down on a table, possibly in a specific position. The technician may use pillows to ensure that you stay in the correct position to get a quality image. Our qualified technician moves the table via a remote. The CT machine looks like a giant doughnut made of plastic and metal. You will most likely go through the machine several times. You may also have to hold your breath during brief individual scans, which last only 10 to 20 seconds. If a CT scan requires the use of a contrast dye, that is generally given intravenously at the time of the scan. An all-over warm sensation or taste of metal in the mouth can occur and only last a few moments. Severe allergic reactions to contrast are rare and would be managed by on-site Doctor and/ or Radiographer staff. If a contrast CT scan is required this will be explained to you and a consent form will be completed prior.

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