CT Brain and/ or IAMs scan allows 3D visualisation of your brain and / or IAMs (Internal Auditory Meatus). At Envision we are the only private practice with the new state of the art Siemens CT Somotom Force machine, which produces the clearest picture at the lowest radiation dose. In addition, the protocols are personally prescribed by our radiologists to ensure extremely low levels of radiation, while maintaining optimal image quality.
What happens during a Brain and / or IAMs Scan?
A. Before your scan
What to bring
Your request form
Any relevant previous imaging
Your Medicare card and any concession cards
Preparation – On the day of the scan
Keep hydrated. You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding your health status, medication, and any known allergies. If there is any chance you may be pregnant, please inform us before your scan. You may also be asked to remove some jewellery for your scan.
B. During your CT Brain and / or IAMs Scan
You will be taken to the CT room and made comfortable on the examination table which will slide into the CT machine. The scan itself is completed in a matter of seconds. Rarely, some examinations require an injections of X-ray dye (contrast) during the scan and this will be injected into a vein via a cannula (a thin plastic tube, similar to a flexible needle) in your arm – the scan is then performed while the dye is passing through your blood vessels You may feel flushed during this injection.
Our specialist medical imaging team will perform your CT Brain and / or IAMs scan.
What happens after a CT Brain and /or IAMs Scan?
How do I get my results?
After your appointment, the information from your scan is processed and interpreted by Envision’s medical imaging team before delivery of a report to your doctor.
Post procedural information
If you have had a contrast dye injection, the cannula will be withdrawn carefully from the vein and a bandaid applied. The dye will be flushed naturally by your body over the following 24 hours without you noticing it. You are free to eat and drink normally; we recommend you continue to drink plenty of fluids to assist your body in flushing the contrast.
You will be able to return to your normal daily activities after your scan.