CT Scan

A CT scan is a painless test in which multiple x-rays are taken at many different angles around the part of your body that is being scanned. A computer then puts them all together to create a detailed picture of the inside of body.

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Our unit is a 640 slice CT scanner. This provides 10x the number of slices compared with a typical NHS scanner. This ensures incredible resolution and detail in the images so it is far easier for clinicians to accurately identify any abnormalities. The technology advances in this machine doesn’t just provide more precise images, the images are created using an ultra-low dose of radiation — a one part CT scan gives off less radiation than a patient would experience taking a flight to New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fees

CT Scan – £475.00

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If you are making your own payment, we accept all major credit cards. Your health insurance may cover the costs.

Duration

30 Minutes

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You will usually need to be referred for a CT scan by a health professional, such as a Consultant or GP. You can also book and pay for your own private CT scan – one of our doctors on site can make the necessary initial assessment. All we need is details of a health professional to send your result.








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Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions our patients ask before a CT scan. If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us 03333 585 111.

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Yes. The CT scanner uses radiation to acquire the images.

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Clothing is fine, as long as there are no metallic elements in the clothing. These may create abnormalities referred to as artefacts on the images.

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The CT contrast injection is used to highlight all the blood vessels in the body. This way the Radiologist reporting will be able to determine whether vessels and structures are normal or abnormal. If you are required to have an injection, you will be told by your referring clinician. If you are unsure, please give us a call on 03333 585 111 and we will be able to inform you whether you will need one or not.

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The CT scan is sensitive to movement. Any movement will be detected on the scan and could make the scan unreadable. If you believe you will be unable to stay still please give us a call on 03333 585 111 and we will advise you on what you can do.

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The CT scanner is like a big doughnut. The table moves in and out and so your body will not stay inside the doughnut for long. If you believe you will be unable to do the scan please inform your GP/referring doctor and they will be able to advise you further.

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At TIC Health we believe that patient dignity and experience is vital. If you would like to be scanned by a specific gender please give us a call and we will be able to accommodate this request.

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The most common adverse reactions to the contrast are minimal: headache, feeling slightly sick and dizziness for a brief time after the injection. If you would like more information, please contact us on 03333 585 111.

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After the CT scan you can resume normal daily activities. If you have had the contrast injection you can resume normal daily activities.

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The CT scan is non-invasive – it will not hurt.

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All paperwork will be filled out at TIC Health prior to your scan.

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Please read your appointment letter carefully. Different examinations require different patient preparation. If you are unsure about your preparation please call us on 03333 585 111.

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If you are having the injection of contrast and you are diabetic, you may have a little food and drink before the scan. We advise you to bring some form of snack or drink with you to have afterwards.

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You can take all medication as normal. If unsure please contact us on 03333 585 111.

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We suggest 30 minutes before your appointment time. This gives the Radiographers time to go through your checklist with you and prepare you for the scan.

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If you have poor mobility, please call us on 03333 585 111 and we will advise you accordingly.

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CT scans use radiation. For this reason, you will be unable to bring anyone into the scanning room with you. The Radiographers will be watching you from the control room at all times.

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If you are bringing a child please bring a supervising adult as staff are unable to look after children. Children will be unable to come into any of the CT scanning rooms.

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If you are breastfeeding and having a scan with the CT contrast, please contact us on 03333 585 111 for further advice.

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If you are pregnant please inform your referring clinician. Please contact us on 03333 585 111 prior to booking your appointment and we will advise you what to do.

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This is variable, most scans take within the region of 20 minutes to 30 minutes. If you would like to know how long your scan will take please contact us on 03333 585 111.

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If you have had a recent operation (within the last 6 weeks) please contact us on 03333 585 111.