Everything you need to know about CT scan
How CT scans work
A computerized tomography (CT) scanner uses X-rays to create multi-dimensional images of a specific area which help to diagnose medical conditions. In some cases, contrast media may be injected to provide further detail. You’ll lie on a table which moves inside the scanner to obtain images.
A CT scan can be used to examine most parts of the body, including:
What to expect
A CT scan is a relatively low-risk procedure as it is non-invasive.
The day of the CT
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Request a CT scan appointment
Usually, yes, you’re fine to drive afterwards. However, some procedures dictate that you shouldn’t drive. In these cases, a responsible adult would need to drive you home. You’ll be informed of this when making your booking.