A CT scan produces cross sectional images of the body by using x-rays. Routinely, slices of 1.25mm are done. These slices can then be stacked together to create 3D images. For some scans we inject a contrast media (a dye which contains iodine) that colours the blood. Should you have any allergies please contact us in advance to enable us to take the necessary precautions.
A mammogram is routinely done on patients over 40 to detect breast cancer. It can be done earlier should you have a family history of breast cancer. It is important to keep your old mammogram images as it serves as a benchmark for all the follow up mammograms.
Ultrasound is a versatile imaging modality that uses soundwaves to produce images. It can be done on all joints as well as the abdomen. It is also excellent to view vascular structures.