Private CT scan specialists in Bolton, Greater Manchester
Computer tomography, also known as a CT scan or CAT scan, use cutting-edge technology to accurately diagnose and monitor a wide variety of health conditions. Private CT scans are fast and highly effective tools to provide detailed, cross-sectional views of areas of the body that can be difficult to see.
Unlike traditional x-rays, your private CT scan will show a 3D image of your bones, internal organs, soft tissues, and the brain. This allows our doctors to see exactly what is going on inside your body.
The treatment is completely safe, painless, and noninvasive. Your Bolton doctor may recommend a private CT scan at our Greater Manchester practice to help us pinpoint a particular problem you may be having.
What is a CT scan used for?
Your private CT scan can be used to diagnose and monitor certain types of cancer, locate bleeding in the brain, identify heart problems, and find bone fractures quickly and efficiently so you can seek treatment if you should need it.
Whereas an X-ray sends out a single beam to capture one image, a private CT scan uses several small x-rays from a number of different angles to give us the complete picture.
Private CT scans tend to be used to assess head injuries and for patients experiencing severe headaches, dizziness, and other symptoms that suggest something may be wrong. Your scan results allow our highly specialized team to identify the root cause of the problems you’re having so you can get the right treatment.
At the Parkhill Health Care centre in Bolton, Greater Manchester, we offer private CT scans for the neck and head. You can also be referred by a medical professional if you require a CT scan for elsewhere on the body.
Your private CT scan consultation in Greater Manchester
If you think you need a private CT scan you can book a consultation with our radiography team. In this appointment you’ll get the chance to discuss the problems you’re having with a highly qualified medical professional and we will ask some questions to make sure the treatment is right for you.
Before your private CT scan your Bolton radiographer will want to check if you:
- Are asthmatic
- Have diabetes
- Are pregnant
- Have high blood pressure
- Have kidney problems
If so, we may be able to recommend alternative treatments such as an ultrasound or MRI scan instead. This will depend on the part of the body that we’re examining and your personal health requirements. Your doctor will be able to tell you more at your private CT scan consultation.
It’s perfectly normal to feel a little nervous before a medical procedure. That’s why our healthcare experts will be happy to answer any questions and queries you may be having about your private CT scan before, during, and after your treatment with us.
Your private CT scan appointment at our Bolton practice
On the day of your CT scan, you’ll be met by our experienced radiography team. You will then be able to ask any more questions you may have ahead of your treatment. We’ll be able to safely hold any metal objects such as jewelry, keys, or coins for you during your scan.
You’ll then simply lay down on the treatment table and a doughnut-shaped scanner will spin around above your head. The private CT scan works by sending out a signal to the detectors other side of the ring. The x-ray beams pass through your body completely painlessly and build up a 2D images or different sections of your head and neck.
These two-dimensional images are then stacked to create a complete 3D picture of your brain, muscles, and bone for our medical team to review.
Your private CT scan takes just ten to twenty minutes to complete and it’s a pain-free outpatient procedure. That means you’ll be able to go home the same day. Our Bolton radiographer will let you know when you can expect to get your results, which will usually take a few days or up to a week.
How much does a private CT scan cost?
Your private CT scan cost will include everything from your initial scan to the professional, medical review of your results. Your private CT scan report will also be sent over to your GP for future treatments.
At our practice in Bolton, Greater Manchester, a private CT scan costs just [cost]. You will benefit from our highly qualified radiography team’s many collective years of experience, so you know you’re in safe hands through every step of your treatment with us.
Book your private CT scan in Bolton today
We are located on Crompton Way in Bolton, Greater Manchester; just a short walk from Hall i’ th’ Wood railway station.