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Computed tomography (CT, TK)

Computed tomography Lublin

Computed tomography uses X-rays to image different parts of the body. It is a method often used to diagnose bone lesions and especially small and delicate structures e.g. ears, sinuses.
Computed tomography examinations using modern equipment (64-row camera) allow obtaining high quality results. Bone and joint examinations are additionally accompanied by an innovative 3D reconstruction. The three-dimensional real colour image in the highest film quality of Apple Technology 2020 allows for better assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning.

We perform CT examinations:

  • Heads,
  • Bays,
  • Neck,
  • Spine,
  • Chest,
  • Abdominal cavity,
  • The pelvis minor,
  • The osteoarticular system (hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, shoulder, collarbone, shoulder blade, sternum, foot, shin, knee, thigh, hip, bony pelvis),
  • Soft tissues,

General information about computed tomography examination:

  • Place of examination: Lublin 7 Orkana Street (level -1, building with lift and additional direct entrance for sanitary transport),
  • Testing times: Monday to Saturday by appointment,
  • Waiting time for the result/description of the examination: the patient receives the recording on a CD immediately after the examination, the description of the examination is available up to 10 working days after the examination,
  • Paid examinations are performed on the basis of a medical referral,
  • Na badania BEZPŁATNE w ramach NFZ pacjent musi posiadać skierowanie od lekarza specjalisty ubezpieczenia zdrowotnego: z poradni specjalistycznych, rehabilitacyjnej, psychiatrycznej, z oddziału szpitalnego, szpitalnego oddziału ratunkowego (SOR) lub izby przyjęć. Na badanie nie może skierować lekarz rodzinny (wyjątek TK klatki piersiowej).

Course of the study

A CT scan takes several minutes to complete. During the examination the patient is placed on a special table, which moves during the scan. The examined area is scanned with a beam of X-rays and then the computer system generates images of cross sections of the patient's body. The patient should lie still during the examination, otherwise the images obtained will be blurred and impossible for the radiologist to evaluate. During the examination the patient may be asked to hold his breath for several seconds.

Intravenous administration of iodine contrast agent is required for some CT scans.

Preparation for a CT scan (Computed Tomography)

  • You will need to bring a referral and proof of identity to the examination.
  • Before the examination, it is necessary to inform the staff of the diagnostic laboratory about the following: allergy to drugs, renal failure, diabetes, hypertension, diseases such as myeloma, hyperthyroidism and permanent medication.
  • You should bring with you the results of previous examinations of the organ under examination (e.g. X-ray, ultrasound, CT, MR).
  • If the subject is taking permanent medication, they should take it normally on the day of the examination.
  • Pregnancy is a contraindication to CT scanning.
  • CT scan without contrast - no additional preparation or TSH and creatinine test results required.
  • For: CT scan with contrast, head CT scan or abdominal CT scan in addition:

    • no more than 7 days before the contrast-enhanced CT scan, the TSH and creatinine levels in the blood should be determined.
    • eat your last light meal no later than 5 hours before the examination. You can drink still water.
    • It is advisable to drink 1-2 glasses of still water before a CT scan of the abdomen with contrast.
  • You must report to the facility 30 minutes before your scheduled examination time.
  • The duration of a particular examination is indicative and may vary from patient to patient, due to the need for contrast administration or additional sequences, among other reasons. The stated start time of the examination may therefore be subject to some delay.
  • Patient being treated with Metformin (e.g. GLUCOPHAGE, METFORMAX, SIOFOR, AVAMINA, ETFORM, FORMETIC, GLUFORMIN, METFOGAMMA, METFORMIN, METIFOR, METRAL, EUCREAS): according to the manufacturer's instructions, the drug should be discontinued 48 hours before the examination and resumed 48 hours after the contrast-enhanced examination.

General contraindications to the examination

  • Pregnancy,
  • Weight over 135 kg.

Contraindications to examination with contrast

  • Allergy to iodine (contrast agent can only be given on vital indications),
  • In patients at increased risk of developing a thyroid storm, e.g. untreated hyperthyroidism, intravascular iodine shadowing agents may be given only on vital indications,
  • Renal failure - eGFR < 45 is an absolute contraindication,
  • Acute intracerebral haemorrhage, is a relative contraindication,
  • Breastfeeding patients should not breastfeed for at least 24 hours after the test.

It is necessary to book an appointment in advance:

  • e-Reservation
  • By telephone: 81 532 37 11
  • In person at any CM Luxmed location

The examination is performed in persons over 16 years of age in the CM Luxmed facility in Lublin, 7 Orkana Street.

Theduration of a particular examination is indicative and may vary from patient to patient due to, among other things, the need for contrast administration or additional sequences. The booked start time of the
examination may therefore be subject to some delay.