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CT Scans

This is a bulk billable service.

* For specified clinical indications.

CT (Computed Tomography) is an examination that uses x-rays to produce thin cross-sectional 3D images of the area being imaged.

These are very detailed and demonstrate a wide range of structures within the body including bone, lungs, soft tissues and blood vessels.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why would my doctor refer me for a CT scan?

CT is used for a range of purposes including: 
• Diagnosing diseases or disorders of the brain, face, sinuses, neck, spine, chest, lungs, abdomen & pelvis
• Diagnosing fractures or tumours in the bones
• Diagnosing vascular disorders
• Identifying sources of pain and trauma
• Planning appropriate treatment for oncology or orthopaedic patients
• Guiding biopsies and other minimally invasive pain management procedures 

What CT scans and procedures are available at X-Ray & Imaging

General contrast & non-contrast examinations
• CT of brain, orbits, IAM’s, face, sinuses, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine & extremities
• CT angiography or venography of brain, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis & extremities
• CT calcium scoring 
• CT skeletal survey
• CT leg length
• CT dentascan 
• Pre-orthopaedic surgical intervention scans- Medacta hip or knee, 360 TKR, stealth sinuses, blueprint shoulder 

CT guided interventional procedures
• Spinal injections
• Occipital nerve injections
• Shoulder, hip, knee or ankle injections 

Is any preparation required for a CT scan?

Depending on the type of examination you are referred for, additional preparation may be required. Our booking consultants will advise you if any preparation is required when scheduling your appointment. 

We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete any relevant paperwork.

Please advise our staff if you have had any previous reactions to iodinated contrast, suffer from diabetes or renal impairment, or if you are pregnant or currently breastfeeding. 

For your comfort during the examination, we recommend you remove any jewellery from your body and to wear loose fitting clothing without metal buttons, buckles, fasteners or zippers, as metal objects interfere with the scan. A gown will be provided if clothing needs to be removed. 

What happens during the CT scan?

You will be asked to lie on a long table that will move through the doughnut-shaped CT scanner. The CT scanner is not an enclosed tunnel and for most examinations your head will remain outside of the machine. As the table moves you through the circular opening, the scanner will take x-ray images. For certain examinations, you may be required to hold your breath for a few seconds. In some cases, an iodine-based contrast may be recommended to improve the scan's accuracy. This is injected through an intravenous (IV) line into a vein in your hand or arm.

Are there any side effects associated with CT scans? 

You will receive a safe dose of x-ray radiation.

Problems related to the contrast injection are very rare but can occur. The injection will be discussed prior to the examination, and you will be asked to complete a questionnaire and provide consent. 

What should I bring to my CT scan appointment?

• Your original referral request form from your doctor
• Medicare and any Government concession pension or health care cards
• Previous relevant imaging and recent blood test results 

What is the duration of a CT scan?

Please allow approximately 15-30 minutes.  Each examination varies in length, depending on the complexity of your scan.   

CT Scans are available at the following X-Ray & Imaging locations:

• Beerwah
• Caloundra
• Coolum
• Cooroy
• Kawana
• Maroochydore
• Sippy Downs 

We perform CT Scans at the following locations.
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