Patients - How to Prepare - CT

CT

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING MY CT?

You will be asked to lie down on the CT table and one of our radiography staff will position you to ensure that the best quality pictures are taken. You are always in our radiographer’s full view and there is a microphone attached to the machine, so you are always able to communicate with them during the procedure. The scanner will rotate around your body to collect data. This data is then reconstructed into a cross sectional image using the computer. The table will then move to take image slices. At times you will be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds.

  • You will need to complete a safety form before any contrast is given.
  • You may need to drink an oral contrast or be given an intravenous injection.
  • You will be asked to change into a gown.
  • You will be asked to lay on the table which moves through the scanner.
  • You will be given breathing instructions as necessary.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY CT?

  • Ensure that you have a referral from your medical doctors and bring it with you on the day of your appointment.
  • Make an appointment and attend on time.
  • Confirm any preparation required with staff when making your appointment.
  • Advise our staff of any medical conditions that are relevant at time of booking.
  • Keep taking your medicine unless advised otherwise.