If you have any allergies, especially to iodine, or if you are pregnant, please inform the radiographer or receptionist when you make your booking and before any scans are taken.
Prior to having a C.T. scan with iodine contrast injected we may need to have your renal function checked. Our C.T. staff will advise if we require you to have bloods drawn to check your renal function.
You will be required to lie on the CT table with your arms extended above your head. As the table moves through the gantry ring the X-ray tube rotates around you. The duration of the scanning procedure will be between 5 -10 minutes depending on the indication.
If you have had the iodine contrast medium injected for the first time you will be required to wait in our waiting room for 20 minutes after the procedure just to ensure you don’t present with an allergic reaction.