Services

High Resolution (HR) Chest CT

Thoracic specialists at Envision

What is a HR CT Chest scan?

A HR CT Chest scan uses High Resolution CT Technology  to examine the chest, including lungs and heart. Thin slice images  are taken to provide extremely high definition images of lung alveoli, airways, interstitium, and pulmonary vessels.

What happens during a HR CT Chest 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

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 change into a gown and remove some jewellery for your scan.

B. During your HR CT Chest scan

Scan

When you are transferred to the CT room you will be made comfortable on the examination table. The examination table slides you into the centre of the CT machine and some preliminary pictures are taken to confirm the scan position.

A member of our medical imaging specialist team will indicate when to breathe in, breath out or hold your breath to ensure the most accurate pictures.

The scan will take between 10-15 minutes.

Risks and side effects

A HR CT Chest is a very low-risk procedure. Find out more about CT Risks and Side Effects.

Who will perform my scan?

At Envision Medical imaging your HR CT Chest Scan will be carried out by a radiographer (medical imaging technologist), who has a degree in medical imaging and is accredited by the Australian Institute of Radiography.  We have a team of Radiologists (a medical doctor specialising in the interpretation of medical images) who will prepare and send a report to your referring doctor detailing the findings of your HR CT Chest scan.

What happens after a HR CT Chest 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

You will be able to return to your normal daily activities after your scan.