Chest CT imaging in Melbourne.
Diagnostic imaging for thoracic conditions.
Chest CT scans are effective at detecting any blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolus) as well as other lung conditions such as interstitial lung disease, tumours, cystic lung disease, infection (such as pneumonia), small airways disease and bronchiectasis. A CT scan is also an excellent method of nodule detection for lung cancer screening.
Chest CT scan with intravenous (IV) contrast.
Injecting an iodine-based IV contrast dye into the arm prior to a CT scan will significantly increase its effectiveness by enhancing the contrast between soft tissues, which would otherwise be difficult to distinguish. This will allow your doctor to diagnose your condition more accurately.
You should discuss if the use of an IV contrast is appropriate based on your individual circumstances and medical condition with your referring doctor or our radiologist prior to your CT scan.
Our latest generation
ultra-low dose CT scanner
CT scans are fast, effective and non-invasive and are excellent at looking at lung details, which MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans are traditionally poor at evaluating.
We welcome referring doctors to discuss the individual CT imaging needs of their patients with our radiologists.