Computerized axial tomography
With appointment only

Not covered by the RAMQ - see modes of payments

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*The examinations below are offered in our partner clinic, ResoScan-CLM
Radiology IDS clinic organizes your appointment at your convenience. Call us at 514-687-2323              

The (CT, or computerized axial tomography) scanner uses x-rays in a movement of rotation around the patient in order to obtain very precise cut images. The information is then processed by computer and images with numerous different angles, like axial, coronal, sagittal or 3D are obtained.

The axial scan is indicated for the following investigations:
Brain – lumbar spine- facial bones- sinus – neck, ENT– Thorax – Abdomen pelvis – osteo –articulator – virtual coloscopy – dental implants
Blood vessels (angio-CT carotids, Willis (aneurism), aorta and lungs).

A contrast agent could be used (oral or intravenous) to augment the sensitivity of the exam depending on the findings required and the clinical information. For instance, the search or characterization of hepatic lesion(s) will require an intravenous contrast.

Computerized axial tomography or CT-scan without contrast with contrast
Brain $ 250 $ 295
Brain with and without contrast   $ 325
Sella turcica   $ 295
Internal ear   $ 295
Orbits   $ 295
Sinus (facial bones) $ 275 $ 325
Angio CT polygon of Willis   $ 550
Larynx, soft tissues of the neck $ 295 $ 350
Thorax, abdomen or pelvis $ 295 $ 350
Abdomen with and without contrast   $ 375
Abdomen and pelvis $ 395 $ 450
Thorax and abdomen $ 450 $ 495
Thorax, abdomen and pelvis $ 550 $ 595
Cervical spineor dorsal or lumbar $ 295  
Sacro-iliac joints $ 295  
Osteo-articular $ 295 $ 350
Osteo-articular with and without contrast   $ 375
Prices subject to change without notice

Preparation for ingestion of contrast substance only:
Brain (posterior pit included)
Internal ear
fasting: no eating or drinking, no smoking for at least 4 hours prior to the exam (unless otherwise indicated)
bring images of prior x-ray exams pertaining to the skull, lungs, spine, etc…
When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:
The consultation request from your doctor.
• Your health insurance card and the way you intend to pay.
• The images on CD and results of prior exams related to your present exam.

Arrive 15 to 30 minutes earlier to find a parking space and to open your file.
Specifications :
Total time of an axial tomography:
10 to 60 minutes depending on the exam
Digital apparatus used: BIOGRAPH 16 from Siemens
Copies of images : Upon request, the images are copied on CD (first copy is free, 10$ each additional copy).