Computed Axial Tomography (CT)


Read PDF version of CT Scan Information Pamphlet

CT Requisition Form

Hours of operation: 

Monday through to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  There are occasional evening bookings for some CT's that run until 8 p.m.

Exams include scans of the head, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities and vascular contrast studies.

C.T. stands for "computed tomography".  C. T. scans provide highly detailed images of every region of the body and are most commonly used to examine the brain, chest, abdomen/pelvis and back.  Scans of any other body region can also be obtained.  C. T. is useful to evaluate the body for signs of infection, masses, trauma, degenerative changes etc.

Your physician's office will make the appointment for you through Central Booking at WGH and will give you a CT information sheet that documents the exam requested and any preparations required for the exam.  Also, bring a list of your current medications to your appointment.

You must bring this requisition and your Health Card to your appointment.  The exam will not be performed if there is no requisition for this exam.  The radiologist will interpret the exam and the results will be sent to your physician within 3 to 5 days.