Quality Computed Tomography Scan

 



Description:

Metro Radiology’s quality computed tomography (CT) scan in Brisbane is facilitated by a state-of-the-art 64 multi-slice CT scanner, allowing high quality cross sectional imaging and three dimensional image reconstruction of the body. With the latest radiation dose saving techniques, Metro Radiology’s quality computed tomography scan provides an advanced medical solution for detecting and assisting with the diagnosis of serious health conditions.

Appointment:

Please note, appointments are mandatory for Metro Radiology’s computed tomography (CT) scan in Brisbane. Please simply phone our friendly staff on 1300 163 876 or (07) 33669123, or simply fill out our online form to book an appointment.

Duration:

Most scans will take less than 20 minutes for the actual scan but special preparation for certain scans may take longer.

Preparation:

All patients will be advised of the appropriate preparation when booking is made. As a general guide, patients may be asked to partake in the following:

  • Two hour fast
  • Arrive 1-1.5 hours prior to appointment to drink oral contrast fluid to outline stomach and bowels (for abdomen and pelvic CT scans)
  • Drink plenty of water prior to scan to aid visualisation of the bowel and/or to minimise the effect of contrast on your kidney function

Please note, if you are pregnant or may be pregnant, or have known kidney disease, please disclose this information to your doctor and Metro Radiology staff prior to undertaking a CT scan.

Depending on the regions being scanned, it may be necessary to give the patient an injection of X-ray dye (intravenous iodinated contrast), which allows an enhanced and dynamic assessment of your internal organs, to ensure the scan is accurate and precise when diagnosing medical conditions.

In addition, there is a slim chance of allergic reaction to iodinated contrast, which is unable to be determined prior to the scan. Allergic reactions are generally mild and treated immediately, with very few severe cases. At Metro Radiology, all staff members are qualified to deal with allergic reactions, should they arise. To ensure a quality computed tomography (CT) scan at Metro Radiology, please alert staff members to any previous contrast reactions or allergies, prior to having the injection.

Contact Us

Our staff will call you back within 1 business day to arrange bookings.