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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.

How do I prepare for a CT Scan?

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.

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