Chest CT imaging in Melbourne.

Leading-edge multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) technology that produces premium quality imagery at a lower dose than conventional digital X-ray.

Diagnostic imaging for thoracic conditions.

A chest CT scan can provide detailed diagnostic information to diagnose and monitor various thoracic conditions related to the heart, lungs and surrounding blood vessels.

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.

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Chest CT scan with intravenous (IV) contrast.
If your doctor has requested that you undergo a standard chest CT scan or a CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA), the scan will be performed with the use of an IV contrast dye.

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
Our clinic in East Melbourne recently introduced the latest generation ultra-low dose Siemens CT scanner which delivers premium quality three-dimensional images while emitting less radiation than a conventional 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.

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Further Information.

We welcome referring doctors to discuss the individual CT imaging needs of their patients with our radiologists.

Specialist Radiologists.
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MSK & MRI Fellowship Trained Radiologists
At Melbourne Radiology Clinic, all patient scans are reviewed by fellowship trained musculoskeletal and MRI specialist radiologists: