Computed tomography (CT)

​A CT scan is a computerised tomography scan, and is a fast and painless procedure. Computed tomography (CT) scanning provides cross-sectional images of the scanned body part enabling comprehensive examinations  for example of head, abdomen and chest.

A CT scan uses X-rays. To improve resolution, patients are usually injected with contrast medium before the scan. For a CT scan of the intestines, the patient needs to drink plenty of water or diluted contrast medium, according to the instructions given by the care personnel. You will be asked to lie on your back on the examination table, which is moved inside a large circular structure.