CT Imaging

Cross-sectional image of body tissues using x-ray equipment

CT uses x-ray equipment that rotates around the body to obtain image data at different angles. Processing of this data by a computer results in a cross-sectional image of body tissues. It is not usually a claustrophobic experience and is very quick to perform. The whole examination is likely to take about 15 minutes, although the scan itself lasts only a few seconds.

CT demonstrates fine bony detail well and may be used to diagnose and assess fractures, to assess the joints and for some interventional procedures.

The typical radiation dose for a CT examination is equivalent to the amount of natural background radiation received over a period of one year. You should tell the staff if you are, or think you may be, pregnant as CT is best avoided within the first trimester, unless absolutely essential.

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