CT SCAN – Spine/Bone/Joint

Depending of what clinical question needs to be answered, determines the type of scan and number of scans we perform. This examination does not require the injection of contrast.

Please bring any previous films with you for comparison.
Please also tell us if you are pregnant.

What to Expect

The following link is an excellent resource provided by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists® for both Patients and Clinicians about radiology examinations. Please take the time to have a read of this before your examination.Computed Tomography (CT Scan) Below are a few further guidelines specific to our practice.

Time

Please allow 30 mins for your examination. The scan time itself is usually only a few seconds, however including positioning, injections etc. you will be in the scan room between 5-20 mins.

Preparation

There is no preparation required for this type of scan. It is often helpful if you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.

Questions

We understand having a medical procedure can sometimes be a confusing and worrisome time. We are here to help you, so if you are unsure about any aspect relating to your examination, please raise your concerns with us at any time and we will do our best to assist you.

Although we are happy to answer questions, you will need to discuss the results of your procedure directly with your referrer.

Your Images and Report

It is important that you make an appointment to return to your doctor after your visit with us. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to correlate your results with other information for further management. Depending on your referrer’s preference(s), a copy of the report and images will be sent directly to your referring doctor within 2 business days. You may also be given a copy of your images on film or CD for your own records. In urgent circumstances, our specialist will speak with your doctor directly by telephone the same day of your examination. Depending of what clinical question needs to be answered, determines the type and number of scans we perform. Imaging of the Spine/Bone/Joints usually does not require the injection of contrast. Please bring any previous films with you for comparison.