Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed Tomography (CT) is a way of using X-Rays to take images of a part of the body in very fine slices.

Some tests require no preparation, including: brain, sinus or facial bones, temporal bones (inner ear), spine, knee or wrist.

Many types of CT require an injection of an iodinated contrast material to show blood vessels and organs. An assessment will be undertaken to ensure it is safe for you to have this injection.

CT scans are undertaken by Radiographers (also known as Medical Imaging Technologists). These scans are then interpreted by Radiologists who examine the images in detail and provide a report to your doctor.


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