CT Dual-Energy

CT Dual-Energy available at:

CT Dual-Energy

PRP Charlestown Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Dual-Energy

PRP Eastwood Monday to Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 8am - 12 noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Dual-Energy

PRP Frenchs Forest Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

CT Dual-Energy

PRP Wollongong Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

  • DUAL-ENERGY CT EXPLAINED

    Dual-energy CT (DECT) is a relatively new imaging technique that is primarily used for renal stone analysis and in the investigation of gout. Conventional CT cannot distinguish between monosodium urate (MSU) and calcium deposition. DECT involves low-dose scanning of a region at two different energy levels. The data obtained is used to differentiate between calcium and MSU deposits, based on their relative absorption of X-rays.

  • PLEASE ADVISE US
    Please advise us if you are, or think you may be, pregnant.
    Please bring your referral, Medicare and Pension Health Care Cards with any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.
  • PREPARATION

    There is no preparation for this examination.

  • WHAT HAPPENS DURING YOUR PROCEDURE

    You change into a gown then lie on a bed which slides through the opening in the scanner. The bed will go through the scanner once for the planning scan, then once for each scan.

  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE

    Dual Energy CT only takes about 15 minutes to perform. Dual Energy CT is painless and non-invasive.

  • AFTER YOUR EXAMINATION

    There are no restrictions after having this procedure.

  • YOUR IMAGES AND REPORT

    After your examination, you will be given a copy of the most pertinent images from your study. A report will be given to you with the images or sent directly back to your referring doctor by fax or email. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous imaging with you for comparison.

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.

     

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.