Computerised Tomography (CT)

CT enables detailed images of your body to be taken in slices.

The scan can be digitally reconstructed to show almost any angle, and even a rotating 3D image.

A CT scanner looks like a doughnut (the technical word for it is a gantry), with a flat table passing through the middle. Patients lie on the table and move through the opening in the gantry. The gantry isn’t a long narrow tunnel – it is actually quite wide and short.