Everything you need to know about CT scans
How CT scans work
A CT scanner uses X-rays to create multi-dimensional images of a specific body area which help to diagnose medical conditions. In some cases, contrast media may be injected to provide further detail. You’ll lie on a table which moves inside the scanner to obtain images.
A CT scan can be used to examine most parts of the body, including:
What to expect
A CT is a relatively low-risk procedure as it is non-invasive.
The day of the CT
Our CT scanners adhere to National Diagnostic Radiation Dose Levels and staff are trained to use the lowest possible dose.
Usually, yes, you’re fine to drive afterwards. However, some procedures dictate that you shouldn’t drive. In these cases, a responsible adult would need to drive you home. You’ll be informed of this when making your booking.