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Computed Tomography (CT)

CT stands for computed tomography and uses multiple x-ray images to produce fine cross sectional slices through the part of the body being investigated. It’s not that different to taking a slice of bread and looking at that particular slice to see what’s going on in that area.

A CT scan uses x-rays and digital computer technology to obtain cross-sectional images of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. These scans provide more detailed images than plain x-rays.

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FAQs

    • Our team will provide any specific instructions at the time of booking and these should be followed carefully.
    • We recommend wearing a separate top and bottoms during your appointment as this makes changing for the examination easier.
  • You will be asked to change into a gown for your scan.

    For some CT scans, you may need to be injected with a special solution called contrast. If you are pregnant, please let our staff know.

    A CT looks like a doughnut (the technical word for it is a gantry), with a bed passing through the middle. You will be asked to lie on the bed as still as you can as the bed moves through the opening in the gantry. The gantry isn’t a long narrow tunnel – it is actually quite wide and short.

    Throughout the CT you will be able to see out both sides of the gantry as well as communicate with your technician.

    The bed will move backwards and forwards collecting images during this time. During this time you may be asked to hold your breath for several seconds. Your Radiographer will explain this to you before your scan.

  • A CT scan will generally take between 5 minutes and 30 minutes.

Watch: Having a CT Scan with Queensland X-Ray

How much will it cost?

Fees for radiology procedures will vary depending on a variety of factors. We will advise you about the cost of your service at the time of booking but if you do have any questions, contact us and one of our team will be happy to help with your query. You can read more about our billing information here.

How do I access my images?

At Queensland X-Ray, we provide our patients with their images and results online. To access your images and results, you’ll need to register for an account when you visit one of our practices. If you’ve already registered, you can access the Patient Portal here.

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