Computed tomography (CT) is a technique in which many views are acquired at different angles and reconstructed to generate images of the brain. These images can be manipulated to form three-dimensional representations of structures within the body.
CT can be used to visualise strokes, tumours, bone trauma and haemorrhages. CT can be used to investigate head trauma when magnetic resonance imaging is not available or contraindicated.
During a CT scan you are exposed to a small amount of ionising radiation. Risks regarding your exposure to ionising radiation are mainly of concern when you undergo frequent, repeated CT scans. Macquarie Medical Imaging evaluated many CT scanners and installed a state-of-the-art, high definition scanner which consistently emits significantly lower radiation doses than the APANZCAR recommendations.
Through our partnership with Macquarie Medical Imaging, Macquarie MindScan has access to multiple state-of-the-art CT scanners.