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.


About our rebrand to Qscan Radiology Clinics

Berera Radiology joined the Qscan Group, one of Australia’s leading medical imaging providers 2 years ago. To mirror the growth and transformation of the company within the broader Group we have now rebranded this clinic to be known as Qscan Radiology Clinics North Hobart.


For patients you will notice new purple Qscan signage, referral pads and film bags, but otherwise there will be no change to our service. You will still be assured the same welcoming care and attention from our clinic team and recognise the same friendly faces – we will just be known by a different name.


As a part of this transition we look forward to having our patients leverage the benefits associated with being a part of a nationwide network of clinics, subspecialty Radiologists and teleradiology services into the future. We also take this opportunity to remind you about our existing Qscan Hobart PET-CT clinic merely a kilometre down the road.


Should you have any enquiries regarding these changes please do not hesitate to reach out to our clinic team on:

03 6240 2300