Services

Berera Radiology specialises in musculoskeletal imaging. We have a passion for diagnosing medical conditions of the bones, joints and associated soft tissue. Our state of the art equipment allows us to diagnose conditions using a wide variety of modalities, including x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, as well as ultrasound and CT guided injections.

CT

What is a CT scan?

A computer tomography (CT) scanner uses rotating x-rays to produce detailed images of your body.

How is a CT Scan performed?

  • A radiographer will position you on the CT table.
  • For certain scans you may require an injection into a vein. A safety questionnaire will be provided if this is required.
  • You should not experience any discomfort during the CT examination, although you may be required to hold your breath for certain scans.

Are there any risks?

  • All CTs require x-ray radiation. Berera Radiology recognises the potential risks associated with radiation doses, and guarantees the lowest radiation dose throughout Tasmania.
  • Please notify the staff if there is any chance that you may be pregnant.

Preparation:

  • CT Abdomen & Pelvis – No solids for two hours prior. Fluids are allowed. You may be provided a special drink to visualise the bowel upon your arrival.
  • CT Cardiac – further information will be provided prior to your appointment
  • For all other scans, a one hour fast is required.

How long will it take?

  • Most scans will take less than twenty minutes.
  • The radiologist will report your images and forward the results to your referring doctor.

SEEING THE BIGGER PICTURE

Every person has their own story, pressures and priorities. At Berera Radiology, we embrace this individuality with open arms. We see the importance of placing the focus on more personalised care, by collaborating closely with each patient’s medical team. It’s what sets us apart from the way radiology has been managed in the past and why we’d like you to refer your patients to us. Together we can create the best possible outcomes for everyone involved. It is all part of our commitment to seeing the bigger picture.