Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed Tomography (CT) scans use x-rays to produce high quality images of the human body.  They are helpful in diagnosing a wide range of medical conditions, including screening for cancer and heart disease. Some types of CT scan will involve an injection of intravenous contrast (or dye) into a cannula (or line) in your arm. It is important for us to know your kidney function prior to administering intravenous contrast and we may need a copy of recent kidney function tests. Certain CT scans may also require you to drink contrast liquid before the examination.

Insurance cover: Direct billing for CT is available from a number of the insurance providers but depends on the source of referral, please ask a member of staff for further details.  If your insurance provider does not directly cover the cost, the expenses can be claimed back depending on your insurance policy at the end of the year.

Direct payment: The price for CT depends on the area of the body that needs to be scanned and whether intavenous contrast needs to be given.  Prices start from 250 euro.  A member of staff will give the exact cost when we have reviewed your doctor's referral.

Appointments: Most CT appointments can be facilitated within 1-2 days of referral. Urgent requests can be performed on the same day. A referral letter from your doctor is required when the scan is booked.