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Dual Energy CT

Dual Energy CT is a revolutionary technology that we now offer at our Corrimal site. The scan process and preparation are the same as a standard CT.

‚ÄčStandard CT scans are very good at visualising structures, such as bones and organs, but are limited in being able to tell us what a structure is made of. Dual Energy CT can provide this information, on top of all the benefits of a standard CT.

This can be useful for the following tests:

Gout

Gout occurs when there are increased levels of uric acid in your body, which can form painful crystals in your joints. Dual energy CT can clearly detect gout so you can get the correct treatment right away

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can be made up of different minerals, and this can change the way they are treated and your follow-up management. Using dual energy CT, we can not only detect if you have a kidney stone, but determine what it is made of so you can get the right treatment and management.

IV Contrast scans

Dual energy CT can improve the appearance of scans that use IV contrast to visualise blood vessels and organs, making your diagnosis more accurate. It can also be used to reduce the amount of scans we need to take, therefore reducing your radiation dose.

If you have any questions regarding charges or would like to know more information, please contact our friendly staff on admin@wollongongdiagnostics.com.au or corrimal@wollongongdiagnostics.com.au or call us on (02) 4249 2710.