About this service

If you need a CT scan

  • Having a CT scan gives us an accurate 3D picture of your body and your cancer.
  • We will ask you to lie still on our table, it may feel hard but we will make you as comfortable as possible.
  • We may to need to inject a dye into your arm to highlight parts of your body.
  • After the scan we may want to make marks on your skin, like a tattoo, to make sure that we are always in exactly the same position when we do the radiotherapy. These will look like little freckles.
  • We can see you and speak to you all of the time.
  • Not everyone needs a CT scan before treatment.
  • Even if you have recently had a CT scan we may still need to do another.

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