Computed Tomography

broadway radiology provides the ct service with a continuity of care throughout your visit.
our aim is to provide a high level of patient comfort and satisfaction 

CT (Computed Tomography) is an examination that uses X-rays to produce cross-sectional images. These are very detailed and demonstrate, in three dimension, a wide range of structures within the body including bone, soft tissue and blood vessels.


CT can also be used for precisely placing a needle when taking tissue samples (biopsy) or injecting medications for pain relief. It is quicker than a MRI and because it does not use magnets, it can be used where metal implants, such as pacemakers or surgical clips, are present in the body.


Ladies. If you are pregnant, or think you might be please tell a member of staff before you are scanned. The MRT can then talk to you about the issues surrounding radiation and pregnancy.



  • Before some CT scans it may be necessary to have a blood test to check your kidney function or how fast your blood clots. Our Bookings team will tell you if this is necessary and will arrange for you to have this done.


WHAT HAPPENS DURING your examination

  • On arrival for the scan you will be greeted by the reception staff.  A CT tech or a Radiographic Assistant, will then collect you and explain your procedure to you.
  • For some scans you may be required to drink one litre of fluid in the hour before your appointment, and/or have an injection during your scan. These are called ‘contrast agents’ and act as a ‘highlighter’ for certain parts of the body. Not all scans need this. If your scan does, then the Radiographer will talk to you before the scan and ask you to fill in a form.
  • You may need to remove some of your clothing and put on a gown before you are scanned. There are gowns provided and there are private changing cubicles for you to use.
  • The Radiographer  will take you into the CT room and position you on the CT table. If it is necessary, they will put a cannula into your arm ready for the contrast injection. All staff members of the CT team are qualified to do this.
  • The table moves in and out of the CT machine to complete the scan. You may be asked to hold your breath, or not to swallow for a few seconds.
  • When the scan is complete, the Radiographer will remove your needle (if present) and you will be able to get off the table.
  • Tea and coffee are available if you would like one.


after your examination

  • Once we're finished the examination, the images will be examined by one of our onsite Radiologists. We will send the results to your referring Doctor who can discuss your results with you
  • The Radiographer is responsible for performing the imaging and collecting the data. They are not qualified to provide interpretation. If you wish to clarify your result please either contact your referring doctor or call us here at Broadway where a Radiologist can assist you.


For any questions you may have before or after your examination, please Contact Us.