CT scans

A CT (computerised tomography) scan uses x-rays to take a series of detailed images of the body. The scanning couch moves up and through the doughnut shaped scanner taking pictures as it travels through. It is NOT a tunnel scanner like MRI. Some CT scans require you to be given a contrast agent, this will be indicated on your appointment letter and information can be seen in the leaflet provided with this letter.

The CT Department is open 24 hours a day and provides a service to many patient pathways throughout the hospital such as A&E, outpatients and inpatients.

CT trained Radiographers undertake your scan and your results will be with your Referrer within 7-10 days.

The CT Department is located in Level 2, Red Zone. Please buzz to enter the CT reception and check in for your appointment here. 


If you have any queries, please contact the department on 01634 830000 Ext 3917.