CT is a non-invasive medical imaging procedure that uses X-Ray and digital computer technology to take a picture of the body. The CT scan is unique in that it can deliver an image of every type of body structure including soft tissue, bones and blood vessels.
CT scanning is used to detect a range of disorders and can be used to scan most body parts. In particular, it may be used to diagnose subtle fractures, tumours, tiny kidney stones or strokes. CT is also used to look at the lungs, major body organs and bowel.
The CT scanner installed at Port Macquarie X-Ray is a low dose CT scanner, which uses the latest technology to minimise the amount of radiation needed to perform the scan.
If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, advise a staff member prior to your exam.
It is Port Maquarie X-Ray's policy not to subject patients who may be pregnant to radiation.