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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?

For all CT referrals, please contact our reception staff for instructions and to make an appointment.

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 jewelry, 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?

Outpatient Radiology referrals.

WiSE Radiology services, XRAYCTOPG, and Ultrasound* are bulk-billed** with a valid GP or Specialist Referral.

WiSE Radiology is available 10am-10pm 7 days a week. WiSE accepts all referrals.

**Medicare eligible patients   

The following CT scans may attract a Facility Fee, please contact our receptionist to obtain a quote

  • CT Calcium score
  • CT angiogram
  • Barium studies
  • CT guided procedures

Please make an appointment with your referring GP/Specialist to discuss your result. Your result will be available after 48 hours.

For urgent reports, please access our Specialist Emergency Doctor. There is a $230* Facility Fee when accessing the emergency doctor. Results are provided immediately, allowing our Specialist Emergency Doctor to provide comprehensive treatment on the spot.

*Bulk-billed Ultrasound sessions available, please call enquire with our reception staff. A $100 call-out fee may apply outside of these hours

Non-Medicare Patients

Payment is required at the time of presentation for all non-medicare patients. For a quote of costs, please contact our receptionist.

Work cover

WiSE works with your employer to provide workcover injury support and is at no cost to the patient. Please speak to your employer regarding services at WiSE. On presentation, please ensure you have your claim number and the appropriate contact person details.

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+.