Spinal CT scan (at least 2 segments, native)
CT is an imaging diagnostic procedure that produces a series of cross-sectional images of the examined body areas using X-ray. Compared to traditional X-ray scans, the advantage of CT is that it gives a more detailed picture of the internal structures, contributing to an accurate diagnosis.
During the procedure, you will be alone in the examination room with the assistant controlling the process from the outside while monitoring it through a window. For the scan, you will be laying on a table that is part of the equipment and moves slowly through the circular gantry. The assistant will ask you via microphone to remain still and hold your breath when capturing the images. The operation of the device produces a loud roar.
The examination is recommended in case of the following symptoms, complaints
- to assess the condition of the vertebral bodies and the joints of the vertebrae
- to plan surgical interventions for the spinepost-operative control examinations
The examination is not recommended in the following cases
Although the equipment has been designed to minimize adverse effects, the body is exposed to a small amount of radiation during a CT scan. Therefore, it is important to weigh the possible health risks and benefits before undergoing a CT exam. For children and pregnant women, CT scans are usually performed only in the most justified cases.
Good To Know
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 - 20:00 Saturday: 8:00 - 14:00 Referrals for a CT scan can only be made by a specialist upon previous examination of the patient. Prior to the exam, any metal jewelry, accessories or medical devices (e.g. hearing aids, dentures) containing metal should be removed from the test area. The examination takes about 30 minutes and does not cause pain or discomfort for the patient. Officially, the delivery of the medical records can take up to 72 hours.
The rate includes a single computed tomographic examination of at least 2 vertebral segments of the spine for one patient without the administration of intravenous contrast agent. The service is not reimbursable through Hungarian public health insurance at the Clinic. The rate is only available in a limited amount for the given time period. The service provider has the right to re-schedule the appointment upon previous consultation with the patient. The cost of any further examination or intervention that you may be referred for as a result of the present examination is not included in the price quoted.