What is a CT Abdomen and Pelvis?

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CT Abdomen and Pelvis allows 3D visualisation of your Abdomen and Pelvis. These CT scans are most frequently used for cancer detection, pain evaluation, CT-guiding and the diagnosis of issues.

At Envision we are the only private practice with the new state of the art Siemens CT Somotom Force machine, which produces the clearest picture at the lowest radiation dose. In addition, the protocols are personally prescribed by our radiologists to ensure extremely low levels of radiation, while maintaining optimal image quality.

CT Abdomen and Pelvis

What happens during a CT Abdomen and Pelvis?

A. Before your scan

What to bring

  • Your request form
  • Any relevant previous imaging
  • Your Medicare card and any concession cards

Preparation – On the day of the scan

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to fill out the required paperwork. Keep well hydrated prior to the scan (you may go to the toilet as much as you like). You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding your health status, medication, and any known allergies. If there is any chance you may be pregnant, please inform us before your scan. You may also be asked to change into a gown and remove some jewellery for your scan.

B. During your CT Abdomen and Pelvis


You will be taken to the CT room and made comfortable on the examination table which will slide into the CT machine. The scan itself is completed in a matter of seconds. Most examinations require an injection of X-ray dye (contrast) during the scan and this will be injected into a vein via a cannula (a thin plastic tube, similar to a flexible needle) in your arm – the scan is then performed while the dye is passing through your blood vessels You may feel flushed during this injection.

Risks and side effects

A CT Abdomen and Pelvis scan is a very low-risk procedure. Find out about CT Risks and Side Effects.

Who will perform my scan?

Our specialist medical imaging team will perform your CT Abdomen and Pelvis scan.

CT Abdomen and Pelvis

What happens after a CT Abdomen and Pelvis?

How do I get my results?

After your appointment, the information from your scan is processed and interpreted by Envision’s medical imaging team before delivery of a report to your doctor.

Post procedural information

If you have had a contrast dye injection, the cannula will be withdrawn carefully from the vein and a bandaid applied. The dye will be flushed naturally by your body over the following 24 hours without you noticing it. You are free to eat and drink normally; we recommend you continue to drink plenty of fluids to assist your body in flushing the contrast.

You will be able to return to your normal daily activities after your scan.

CT Abdomen and Pelvis

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