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. It enables detailed images to be taken of your entire body and the image slices can be reconstructed to produce a 3D image.

Things to know

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 scan can take between 5 minutes and 30 minutes.

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Locations providing this service

189 Lake Street

189 Lake Street,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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Bayside

16 Weippin Street (Opposite Redland Hospital) Cleveland, QLD, 4163

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Beenleigh

105 City Road,
Beenleigh, QLD, 4207

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Bowen Hills

Bowen Hills Medical Specialist Centre
Suite 3, 16 Thompson Street
Bowen Hills, QLD, 4006

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Browns Plains

14 Grand Plaza Drive,
Browns Plains, QLD, 4118

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Cairns Private Hospital

144 Lake Street,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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Capalaba

Ground Floor,
Rickey Street,
Capalaba, QLD, 4157

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Cleveland

43 Wynyard Street,
Cleveland, QLD, 4163

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Coorparoo

342 Old Cleveland Road,
Coorparoo, QLD, 4151

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Domain Central

21a/I Domain Central,
103 Duckworth Street,
Townsville, QLD, 4812

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Douglas Discovery Rise

Clinical Practice Building,
James Cook Drive (cnr Mt Stuart Street),
Douglas, QLD, 4814

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Fairfield

Fairfield Homemaker Centre
1 D'Arcy Drive
Idalia Qld 4811

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Gold Coast Airport Central

Airport Central, 1 Eastern Avenue, Bilinga, QLD, 4225

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Gold Coast Private Hospital

Ground Floor, 14 Hill Street, Southport, QLD, 4215

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Greenslopes Private Hospital

Lower Lobby Level,
Newdegate Street,
Greenslopes, QLD, 4120

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Helensvale

GC North Medical Hub
Helensvale Homeworld
Tenancy 78, First Floor
502 Hope Island Road
Helensvale QLD 4212

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Highfields

73 Highfields Road
Highfields, QLD, 4352

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Logan Central

1 Wembley Rd
Cnr Wembley and Kingston Roads
(Service Road)
Logan Central, QLD, 4114

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Logan Road

589 Logan Road,
Greenslopes, QLD, 4120

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Loganholme

62 Bryants Road,
Loganholme, QLD, 4129

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Mackay Fourways

96 Nebo Road,
West Mackay, QLD, 4740

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Market Square

Ground Floor, 309 Mains Road
(Cnr Elva Street)
Sunnybank, Qld, 4109

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Mater Hospital Brisbane

4th Floor, 32 Raymond Terrace,
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

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Mater Private Hospital Hyde Park

9-13 Bayswater Road,
Hyde Park, QLD, 4812

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Mater Private Hospital Mackay

76 Willetts Road,
North Mackay, QLD, 4740

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Mater Private Hospital Pimlico

Mercy Centre
25 Fulham Road (access via Diprose Street)
Pimlico, QLD, 4812

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Mater Private Hospital South Brisbane

301 Vulture Street,
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

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Mater Private Hospital Springfield

30 Health Care Drive,
Springfield Central, QLD, 4300

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Medici Medical Centre

13-15 Scott Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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North Shore

7/50 North Shore Boulevard,
Burdell, QLD, 4818

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Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital

Cnr of Kessels and Troughton Roads,
Coopers Plains, QLD, 4108

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Russell Street

127 Russell Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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Southport

128 Queen Street ,
Southport, QLD 4215

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St Andrew’s Hospital Toowoomba

280 North Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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St Vincent’s Hospital Brisbane

411 Main Street,
Kangaroo Point, QLD, 4169

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St Vincent’s Hospital Toowoomba

Scott Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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Sunnybank Private Hospital

Level 1, Sunnybank Private Medical Centre
245 McCullough Street,
Sunnybank, QLD, 4109

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Taringa

Ground Floor, 32 Morrow Street, Taringa, QLD, 4068

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Upper Mount Gravatt

Ground Floor,
1985 Logan Road,
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD, 4122

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Warwick

51 Wood Street,
Warwick, QLD, 4370

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Westcourt

318 Mulgrave Road,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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Wynnum

101 Clara Street,
Wynnum, QLD, 4178

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