Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

The CT Suite is located in the Diagnostic Imaging department on the 1st floor. Appointments are available weekdays, during regular business hours, and may be arranged by contacting the CT desk at 705-328-6196 or fax 705-328-6197. Coverage for emergency patients is provided on an “on-call basis” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Computed Tomography (CT) is often called “CAT Scan” and uses X-rays and a computer to produce 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional images of the body. The patient lies on a movable table that moves through the gantry (a doughnut shaped unit which contains the X-ray tube and detectors to capture the radiation passing through the patient). 

The CT department offers booked examinations from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays.

The ordering physician sends a requisition for a CT scan directly to the CT department. After the order is reviewed and coded by a Radiologist, the CT Booking Clerk books the patient’s appointment. Please make note of any preparation required prior to a CT procedure and follow the instructions carefully.

If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be pregnant, inform your doctor and the Technologist before having a CT Scan.