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Our radiology equipment is the first of its kind in Australia, delivering increased diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. The technology includes gout detection, kidney stone differentiation and bone oedema (which helps differentiate old and new fractures in osteoporotic patients), allowing clinical management pathways to be altered to the benefit of patients. The ‘Definition AS+ TwinBeam system’ also boasts lung perfusion maps for pulmonary embolism studies, which have seen detection rates increase by 33%.

What is a CT Scan

Short for computerized axial tomography scan. A cross-sectional view of an internal body part made by a computer that assembles a series of x-rays taken at different angles into a three-dimensional image. CAT scans are used in medicine to help diagnose a disease or disorder.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No appointments required however, we ask if you could please call us before coming in as for certain CT examinations preparation is required.

How do I prepare for a CT Scan?

Preparation for CT can vary, depending on what type of scan you are having done.  As a result, please call before coming in for a CT scan.

Important Information:

Before your examination, you must tell us if you:

  • are pregnant or suspect you may be.
  • have any metal objects around the body part being examined (e.g jewellery, dentures, metal buttons)
  • have any information you believe may be relevant to your examination.

Abdomen & pelvis (liver, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, bowel, kidneys, bladder): Nothing to eat for 3 hours prior to appointment. Arrive 1 hour prior to appointment to drink oral contrast solution (necessary for coating / highlighting the stomach & bowel).

Brain/head, soft tissue neck, chest & KUB
(kidney, ureters & bladder)

Nothing to eat for 3 hours prior to appointment.

Angiogram

Nothing to eat for 3 hours prior to appointment.

Spine & extremities

No preparation.

What to Bring

  • Referral from your General Practitioner or Specialist if you are accessing WiSE Radiology as an outpatient.
  • If you have accessed the WiSE Specialist Emergency physician services it will be an internal referral by our Specialist Emergency Physician and included in your Facility Fee.
  • Any previous report and/or images for the region being examined.  If taken at our clinic then you will not need to bring them with you, as it is on our system.

How do I pay?

  • For patients with a valid GP or specialist referral our Radiology department Bulk-bills with Medicare.
  • For patients accessing the WiSE Specialist Emergency physician, any Radiology diagnostics are included in the facility fee.

Who will do my CT?

A qualified and specially trained radiographer will perform your CT.

An Egyptian mummy artefact from the Nicholson Museum was scanned using a Siemens SOMATOM AS+.

Immediate results available when seeing the Specialist Emergency physician
Bulk-billed with a valid out patient GP/Specialist Referral.* Results will go to your referring doctor
*Medicare eligible patients