A CT scan can be performed of any part of the body.

These scans are usually of bones such as wrists, hands, legs and feet.

Your doctor may refer you for a CT to help diagnose a problem, to better define a known problem or to monitor for a change.

You will lie on the scanner in the best way to image the part being assessed. This is on your back for lower limbs, but may be on your tummy for upper limbs (wrists / hands).

Usually there is no contrast required. Further information on intravenous contrast injections is available here.

 

Before your Scan

There is no prepration required.

Duration

15 minutes.

Are you ready to make your CT appointment?