CT (Computerised Tomograph) scans

We provide a wide range of CT procedures including more specialist procedures such CT Cardiac Scanning, and CT Colonography scans.

CT scans use X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body.

Location

Great Western Hospital - ground floor (please see Floor plans).

Opening times

Day Times
Monday to Friday 8.00am-6.00pm
Saturday* 9.00am-1.00pm
Sunday Closed

* Emergency inpatient sessions only

There is also a round-the-clock emergency on-call service.

What to expect

  1. You will be asked to report to Scanning Reception, and be booked in for your appointment by a booking clerk.
  2. You will then be directed to the appropriate waiting area.
  3. You will be called through to the scanning area, and if necessary asked to change into a gown.
  4. Depending on the examination you are having, you may then be seated in our cannulation area, to have a cannula (small tube that is inserted into the body) inserted for a contrast injection during the scan.
  5. You will be informed when you arrive if this is necessary.
  6. Once the scanner is available, you will be taken into the room to have your examination. We will explain what we are doing, and what the scan will entail.
  7. Once the scan is complete, you will be escorted to either the cannulation area (to have the cannula removed), or to the cubicle to change, and receive any relevant aftercare.
  8. Your consultant's team will be in touch to arrange a follow up, if this has not already been arranged with you or you may be asked to go back to your GP in two weeks if it was your GP who referred you.

Contact

CT Bookings Desk
Tel: 01793 605051

Further information

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