What is a CT Extremities?
CT Extremities uses CT Scanners to take images of the bones and soft tissue in any of the following areas: hips, knees, feet, ankles, wrists, shoulders, arm, elbow or hand. Your doctor or specialist may have requested scans of either your lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle, & foot), upper extremities (shoulder, arm, elbow or hand) or both.
One application of CT for the extremities is CT-guided injections.
What happens during a CT Extremities?
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
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 Extremities
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.
Your scan will take approximately 15 minutes.
Risks and side effects
A CT Extremities 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 Extremities scan.
What happens after a CT Extremities?
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
At the end of the procedure the cannula will be withdrawn carefully from the vein and a band aid applied.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.
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Types of Imaging
At Envision, we offer the most sought-after types of imaging for diagnostics and treatments. Our Wembley headquarters is the largest single-site radiology practice in Perth
PET-CT is a Nuclear Medicine procedure in which a small amount of a radioactive compound is injected into your body.
MRI scans are best for investigating the soft tissue structures of the body such as muscles, ligaments, the brain and spinal cord.
CT images are very high resolution, generating up to 2000 images per scan. Our doctors carefully review those images
Ultrasound is a safe and widely used real time imaging technique. It uses high frequency sound waves which are produced by a special ultrasound machine.
NUCLEAR MEDICAL IMAGING
Nuclear Medicine is a radiology procedure used to evaluate the function of a body system and detect disease.
CONE BEAM CT SCANS
Cone Beam CT Scans are scans which allows 3D visualisation of the teeth, jaws and face.
OPG, LATERAL & PA CEPH
Panoramic radiographs, more commonly known as OPGs (orthopantomograms), are a special panoramic picture