What is a CT Spine?

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A CT Spine uses CT Technology to take images of the spine. It is used to help diagnose spinal column damage in injured patients and provides detailed pictures of the vertebrae (bones of the spine) and other spinal structures and tissues.

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What happens during a CT Spine?

What is a CT Spine?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 Spine


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 Spine 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 Spine scan.

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What happens after a CT Spine?

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

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