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.
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.
- 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.