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.



  • Before some CT scans it may be necessary to have a blood test. Our Bookings team will tell you if this is necessary and will arrange for you to have this done.
  • You will be advised of any preparation required depending on the examination. 


WHAT HAPPENS DURING your examination

  • 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. 
  • You may be asked to change into a gown. 
  • During the procedure, it may be neccessary for the CT tech to put a cannula into your arm ready for a contrast injection. 


after your examination

  • The CT is reported by our Radiologists. The report will then be sent to your referring health professional who can discuss your results with you. 
  • The CT technician is responsible for performing the CT. 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. 

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.

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