Computed Tomography (CT)

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Computed Tomography (CT) uses an x-ray machine and advanced computer programs to create two and three dimensional images of your body. CT is an essential imaging modality which utilises the latest and most advanced medical technology to detect and assist with the diagnosis of many conditions.

Preparations, if required, can include being well hydrated, fasting for two hours prior to your scan or possible blood tests.  Several CT examinations require preparation however one of our friendly Customer Service Team members will inform you of any specific preparation required for your CT scan at the time of your booking.  Please see below an example of why specific preparation is required for certain body regions.

Depending on the clinical details provided by your referring doctor, some abdominal and pelvic CT scans may require you to arrive at our Qscan clinic 75 minutes prior to your actual scan time.  This is to ensure that you have sufficient time to drink 1 litre of concentrated fluid (oral contrast) prior to the commencement of your scan.  The purpose of oral contrast is to better demonstrate the stomach and bowel.

*If you are pregnant or think that you may be pregnant, please inform the Customer Service Team member at the time of booking your appointment as alternative medical imaging may need to be arranged.

Metal objects such as watches, keys, coins and jewellery will show up on the CT scan, affecting the images and therefore will need to be removed. You may be provided with a gown to wear instead of your own clothes, as some materials and prints will show up on the CT scan.

You will be asked to lie on a long table that will move through the doughnut shaped CT scanner.  The CT scanner is not an enclosed tunnel and for the majority of examinations your head will remain outside of the machine.

It is important to remain still and follow the specific instructions given to you at the start of your scan. You may be required to hold your breath for 5 -10 seconds at various stages throughout your examination to help with image quality.

Timing of your scan will depend on the examination you are having. The actual scan may only take a matter of seconds, however more time is allowed for positioning you on the CT table, ensuring your comfort as well as providing you with instructions before beginning the examination.

Most examinations take no more than 5 – 20 minutes and you will be able to talk to the Qscan CT staff at all times, should you have any questions.

All CT scans are performed using the lowest radiation dose possible. Every Qscan CT scanner utilises advanced dose saving technology to optimise low dose scanning techniques.

Our Customer Service Team will be able to advise you of all costs involved with your CT scan including any out of pocket cost before your scan. Many CT scans are entitled to be bulk-billed, provided that all Medicare eligibility requirements have been met.

Images obtained from your scan are digitally recorded.   At Qscan, a subspecialty trained Radiologist interprets the images obtained and provides a report for your doctor within 24 hours.

Reports and images will be available electronically via the patient app and web portal after your examination.  If required, films are available for collection or delivery to your referring practitioner.

You may need to make a follow up appointment to discuss the results with your referring practitioner.

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Annerley

07 3357 0388

Burleigh Waters

07 5587 6333

Cleveland

07 3821 1766

Carindale

07 3873 7800

Everton Park

07 3355 4422

Mater Private Clinic

07 3357 0361

Parkwood

07 5631 7200

Mermaid Waters

07 5526 6500

Nerang

07 5554 7070

Redcliffe

07 3357 0922

Southport

07 5503 3433

Windsor

07 3357 0333

Robina

07 5587 6363

Robina

Robina Town Centre, Robina, Queensland, Australia

07 5587 6363

07 5578 7240

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Nerang

3/12 Ferry Street, Nerang, Queensland, Australia

07 5554 7070

07 5527 4045

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Carindale

2 Millennium Boulevard, Carindale, Queensland, Australia

07 3873 7800

07 3395 3184

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Cleveland

177 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia

07 3821 1766

07 3821 1100

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Sports Imaging,Workcover,Ultrasound,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Mater Private Clinic

Mater Private Clinic, Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0361

07 3010 5791

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Victoria Point

1 Bunker Road, Victoria Point, QLD, 4165, Australia

07 3207 0511

07 3207 0922

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Annerley

Qscan, Ipswich Road, Annerley, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0388

07 3357 0380

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Aspley

Shop 4, 1368 Gympie Road, Aspley, Queensland Australia

07 3863 3907

07 3863 2358

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Everton Park

456 South Pine Road, Everton Park, Queensland, Australia

07 3355 4422

07 3355 4943

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Redcliffe

6 Silvyn Street, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0922

07 3283 4277

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Toowong

Shop 2, 530 Milton Road, Toowong, Queensland, Australia

07 3870 5511

07 3371 6814

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Windsor

142 Newmarket Road, Windsor, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0333

07 3357 0300

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Burleigh Waters

Gold Coast, 2 Classic Way, Burleigh Waters, Queensland, Australia

07 5587 6333

07 5587 6344

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Mermaid Waters

Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters, Queensland, Australia

07 5526 6500

07 5526 1764

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Southport

Pacific Private Clinic, 123 Nerang Street, Southport, Queensland

07 5503 3433

07 5503 3444

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Parkwood

Parkwood Village, 76-122 Napper Rd, Parkwood, QLD, 4214, Australia

07 5631 7200

07 5631 7222

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