CT Scan at RxDx Whitefield
Need a CT scan?
Benefits of getting CT scan at RxDx Whitefield
- Top-notch quality 3D imaging
- Very low radiation exposure
- Affordably priced CT scan
- An efficient panel of specialized radiologists
- Fast, automated, and efficient post-processing phase
- An online digital record of the scan for personal reference & second opinion
CT Scans by Types
Various types of CT scans performed at RxDx Whitefield includes below, but are not limited to:
- CT 3D MAX/FAC (maxillofacial) (with / without contrast)
- CT abdomen (plain, contrast)
- CT abdomen and pelvis (plain, contrast)
- CT Aortagram
- CT brain (plain / contrast / with or without orbit / angiogram); brain perfusion; cerebral venogram with contrast
- CT brain with PNS (with / without contrast)
- CT cardiac, (paediatric, plain / contrast)
- CT cervical spine (with / without contrast)
- CT cervico-thoracic spine
- CT chest (plain / contrast)
- CT chest HRCT (plain/ contrast)
- CT chest (pulmonary embolism, DVT)
- CT colonography
- CT colonoscopy
- CT dental X-ray
- CT extremities (with / without contrast)
- CT FNAC / biopsy
- CT guided biopsy
- CT head and neck angiogram
- CT hepatic angiogram
- CT of kidneys, ureters and bladder (CT-KUB) (plain / contrast)
- CT liver (Triple phase liver CT protocol or abdominal and pelvis 3 PH liver)
- CT LS spine (lumbosacral spine) with / without contrast
- CT neck (plain / contrast)
- CT scan pelvis (plain / contrast)
- CT peripheral angiogram
- CT PNS or paranasal sinus (with or without contrast)
- CT renal angiogram
- CT temporal bone
- CT thoracic aorta
- CT thoracic spine (with / without contrast)
- CT thoraco-lumbar spine
- CT whole spine screening
- CT orbit (plain / contrast)
These scans assist radiologists in the detection of internal injuries, bleeding, stroke, and acute conditions of the abdomen such as appendicitis, tumour growth and to monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatment. Angiography may also reveal atherosclerosis, peripheral arterial disease, brain aneurysm, angina, pulmonary embolism, blockage in renal blood supply.
CT scans vs X-rays
Benefits of CT Scan:
- CT scans are of much higher resolution. Compared to X-rays, they provide more detailed information to radiologists. As a result, CT is a more reliable tool in making a clear diagnosis.
- A quick procedure, CT scan relatively involves a much lower exposure to radiation. This method also provides radiologists with high-quality images that reveal the smallest of abnormalities
- Pregnancy. As the fetus is highly sensitive to radiation. Please be sure to inform the imaging center staff if you are pregnant.
- A history of a prior allergic reaction to intravenous contrast dye. This demands caution to avoid a repeat episode. An antihistamine medication is recommended before the procedure to prevent a reaction.
What involves the CT scan process?
♦ CT scans are usually performed at a hospital or imaging centre.
♦ You may be instructed not to eat or drink for a few hours before the procedure.
♦ During the procedure, you will be asked to wear the hospital gown and remove any metal objects such as jewellery.
♦ The procedure will require you to lie on a table inside a large, doughnut-shaped CT machine.
♦ As the table slowly moves inside the scanning machine multiple X-rays rotate around your body, you may hear a whirring or buzzing noise.
♦ You will be instructed to refrain from making any movement as it can blur the image. You may need to hold your breath at times.
♦ The duration of the scan depends on the part of the body being scanned. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to a half-hour. In most cases, you’ll go home the same day.