What is a
CT scan?

CT-scan CT stands for Computerised Tomography and can also be called a ‘CAT’ scan. CT scans are produced using specialised x-ray equipment which rotates around the body to obtain images from different angles.

Modern CT scanners can take multiple slices of the body in one single rotation and as such are now referred to as Multi-Slice CT scanners.

The sophisticated computer within the CT scanner is then able to process this information to create a 3-Dimensional image of the body part or area that has been scanned to show a detailed cross-section, including bones, organs and blood vessels. The CT Scan does not replace plain X-rays but gives additional information with greater detail.

What happens during my
CT scan?

ct-scan2CT stands for Computerised Tomography and can also be called a ‘CAT’ scan. CT scans are produced using specialized x-ray equipment which rotates around the body to obtain images from different angles. Modern CT scanners can take multiple slices of the body in one single rotation and as such are now referred to as Multi-Slice CT scanners. The sophisticated computer within the CT scanner is then able to process this information to create a 3-Dimensional image of the body part or area that has been scanned to show a detailed cross-section, including bones, organs, and blood vessels. The CT Scan does not replace plain X-rays but gives additional information with greater detail.

How long will it take?

A CT scan will take anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes depending on the part of the body being scanned.

What is a Contrast Injection?

The contrast agent (also called contrast media, contrast material, or X-ray dye) is usually injected into a vein in the arm. This makes your organs, blood vessels, and tissues more visible, which helps us interpret these imaging studies.  You might have some normal symptoms after the injection such as a metallic taste in the mouth, the sensation of heat, or a sensation in the bladder immediately after the injection. These will only last for a few seconds.

How much does it cost?

At Crystal Radiology, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver first class services within the health system using Bulk billing methodology. This means that your CT Scan will be bulk billed if you have your Medicare card and a practitioner’s referral with you, and you will have no out of pocket expenses.

Can I use my referral anywhere?

If you have a referral to another imaging practice or organisation, we can assist you as we can accept all referrals and if you are still in doubt, please seek advice from your referring medical professional.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, please give us a call at (02) 8315 8292 and one of our friendly staff members will help you. You can also make a booking by yourself by clicking here.

How much does it cost?

At Crystal Radiology, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver first-class services within the health system using Bulk billing methodology. This means that your Ultrasound will be bulk billed if you have your Medicare card and a practitioner’s referral with you, and you will have no out-of-pocket expenses.

Can I use my referral anywhere?

If you have a referral to another imaging practice or organization, we can assist you as we can accept all referrals and if you are still in doubt, please seek advice from your referring medical professional.

How do I prepare for my CT?

Most CT scans can be performed without any preparation. Some scans, especially those involving the X-ray dye will require you to fast for 2 hours prior to your appointment. It is fine for you to have water during this time unless you are instructed otherwise. If any other specific preparations are required, you will be advised at the time of booking.

Why Choose Crystal Radiology?

We are local and a family-owned medical clinics that offers the highest quality medical and Imaging Services in the Crystal radiology region. We are the leaders in Bulk Billing with the real benefit of no ‘Out of Pocket’ expenses for you.

Your Next Step

Please ensure that you have your Medicare card and referral with you and pop into our location for your consultation. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us at (02) 8315 8292 as we are here to help.

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