Advanced CT Scan Services at SDRC

Precision Imaging for Informed Healthcare Decisions

At Siddhi Diagnostics & Research Center (SDRC), we take pride in our unwavering commitment to deliver top class CT Scan services. Our mission is to provide the highest quality diagnostic imaging solutions to our patients, empowering them with accurate and timely insights into their health.

Your health and well-being are at the heart of everything we do. We understand the significance of accurate imaging in healthcare decisions, and we’re here to provide you with the precision and care you deserve.

Explore our advanced CT Scan services and take the first step towards informed healthcare.

The Significance of CT scan in Medical Diagnostics and Patient Care

CT scan, short for Computed Tomography scan, stands as a cornerstone in modern medical diagnostics, transforming patient care by providing invaluable insights into the human body. This advanced imaging technique allow healthcare professionals to delve deeper, obtaining high-resolution, cross-sectional images of tissues, organs, and bones. The result? A clearer, more accurate, and comprehensive understanding of a patient’s health.

At SDRC, we recognize the profound impact of CT scans on patient care, and we’re committed to offering the highest standards of imaging technology to ensure every diagnosis is backed by precision and clarity.

When is a CT scan is used

From detecting and monitoring a wide array of conditions, CT scans are instrumental in making informed healthcare decisions.

Some of the common uses of the CT scan include:

  • Assessment of a body part’s structure or shape
  • Diagnosis and staging of disease, particularly cancer
  • Diagnosis of trauma or injury
  • Diagnosis of vascular disease
  • Aid to planning particular surgeries
  • Aid to planning radiotherapy
  • Visual aid to radiotherapy administration
  • Visual aid to certain interventional procedures (going inside the body) such as biopsy or needle aspiration
  • Measurement of bone strength
  • Alternative to some types of exploratory or diagnostic surgery.

Benefits of CT scans

  • High-resolution imaging
  • Detailed anatomical visualization
  • Fast and painless procedure
  • Non-invasive nature
  • Essential for diagnosing various conditions

Why Choose SDRC for CT scans

Commitment to patient care

At SDRC, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction, making the diagnostic experience as seamless as possible.

Quick appointment scheduling

At SDRC, we understand the importance of timely healthcare. That's why we offer seamless and swift appointment scheduling, so you can get the answers you need without unnecessary delays.

Accurate and timely reports

We prioritize delivering precise results with a fast turnaround, ensuring you have the information you need for your healthcare decisions without delay. We also provide urgent reports for emergency patients 24/7/365.

Ambulance services

In case you need an ambulance, we have a service to get the patient picked and dropped from the residence or the hospital.

Convenient locations in Vasai, Nallasopara, Thane & Virar

No need to travel to Mumbai for all your diagnostic needs

State-of-the-art equipment

SDRC boasts of a state-of-the-art CT scanner, ensuring most detailed and precise imaging results.

Comprehensive Services

We offer a wide range of CT scan services, including but not limited to Brain, Abdominal, Chest, KUB, IVP, Paransal sinuses, Temporal bones, Angiography, Virtual bronchoscopy, Virtual colonoscopy, Enterography, Spine, Joints, Orbits, Guided biopsies and more.

Expert Radiologists

Our team of specialist consultant radiologists is renowned for their expertise, offering clinicians and patients fast and accurate diagnoses. Our team comprises highly skilled and experienced radiologists and technicians who interpret scans with unmatched expertise, ensuring accurate diagnoses.

How the CT Scan Process Works

Step 1

Scheduling the Appointment

The process typically begins by scheduling an appointment with SDRC for your CT scan. This can be done through our website, over the phone, or in person at one of our centers.

Step 2

Arrival and Check-In

On the day of your appointment, arrive at the SDRC center a bit early to allow time for check-in procedures. You'll be greeted by our friendly staff, who will guide you through the different steps of the test.

Step 3

Preliminary Health Assessment

Before the scan, you'll have a brief consultation with our team member to discuss your medical history, any allergies, and any concerns you might have. This ensures a safe and tailored experience.

Step 6

Communication with the Technologist

Throughout the scan, you'll be in direct communication with the technologist, typically through an intercom. You may be asked to hold your breath briefly to capture clearer images, depending on the area being scanned.

Step 5

The CT Scan Procedure

The technologist will explain the procedure, and you will be expected to give permission to undergo the scan by signing a consent form. You will be positioned on the scanning table which will move through the CT achine's bore or gantry, as it is called. You are required to lie still. The machine will emit X-rays to create cross-sectional images of the area being examined, through a device called the CT tube. It revolves around your body and sends xrays as well as captures the data after the xrays pass through your body. You might hear a buzzing or whirring sound during this process.

Step 4

Preparation for the Scan

Usually, you will be instructed to come fasting for 4 to 6 hours, as this is required in a scan which entails contrast injection. If no contrast has to be given, then a plain scan be done without the need to fast. Depending on the type of CT scan you're getting, you may be asked to change into a hospital gown and remove any metal objects, jewellery, or accessories. Some scans may require you to drink a contrast agent or have it administered intravenously to enhance the imaging. At times, even introduction of contrast can be made into the rectum.

Step 7

Scan Duration

Most CT scans are relatively quick, taking only a few minutes to complete. The exact duration will depend on the type of scan and the area being examined.

Step 8

Post-Scan Instructions

After the scan is complete, you'll receive any necessary post-scan instructions. These might include resuming normal activities, dietary guidelines, or any specific care instructions.

Step 9

Waiting for Results

The collected images will be analysed by our expert radiologists, who will prepare a detailed report of the findings. This may take some time, so patients are encouraged to be patient while waiting for the results.

Step 11

Anything more?

You may be counselled to go through any additional tests if necessary to help the diagnosis in your case. At the end of everything, a comprehensive discussion will be attempted with your referring physician.

SDRC, aims at helping a patient to go through the test in a detailed manner with a view to provide as much as information as possible.

Step 10

Receiving Results

Once the radiologist has reviewed the images and prepared the report, you'll be informed about the results. This can often be done in person at the center or through a secure digital platform or phone call. SDRC also ensures to give provisional reports to emergency night patients. SDRC can also forward your results to your referring physician. A storage of digital data can be provided on request and a nominal charge.

How the CT Scan Process Works

Step 1

Scheduling the Appointment

The process typically begins by scheduling an appointment with SDRC for your CT scan. This can be done through our website, over the phone, or in person at one of our centers.

Step 2

Arrival and Check-In

On the day of your appointment, arrive at the SDRC center a bit early to allow time for check-in procedures. You'll be greeted by our friendly staff, who will guide you through the different steps of the test.

Step 3

Preliminary Health Assessment

Before the scan, you'll have a brief consultation with our team member to discuss your medical history, any allergies, and any concerns you might have. This ensures a safe and tailored experience.

Step 4

Preparation for the Scan

Usually, you will be instructed to come fasting for 4 to 6 hours, as this is required in a scan which entails contrast injection. If no contrast has to be given, then a plain scan be done without the need to fast. Depending on the type of CT scan you're getting, you may be asked to change into a hospital gown and remove any metal objects, jewellery, or accessories. Some scans may require you to drink a contrast agent or have it administered intravenously to enhance the imaging. At times, even introduction of contrast can be made into the rectum.

Step 5

The CT Scan Procedure

The technologist will explain the procedure, and you will be expected to give permission to undergo the scan by signing a consent form. You will be positioned on the scanning table which will move through the CT achine's bore or gantry, as it is called. You are required to lie still. The machine will emit X-rays to create cross-sectional images of the area being examined, through a device called the CT tube. It revolves around your body and sends xrays as well as captures the data after the xrays pass through your body. You might hear a buzzing or whirring sound during this process.

Step 6

Communication with the Technologist

Throughout the scan, you'll be in direct communication with the technologist, typically through an intercom. You may be asked to hold your breath briefly to capture clearer images, depending on the area being scanned.

Step 7

Scan Duration

Most CT scans are relatively quick, taking only a few minutes to complete. The exact duration will depend on the type of scan and the area being examined.

Step 8

Post-Scan Instructions

After the scan is complete, you'll receive any necessary post-scan instructions. These might include resuming normal activities, dietary guidelines, or any specific care instructions.

Step 9

Waiting for Results

The collected images will be analysed by our expert radiologists, who will prepare a detailed report of the findings. This may take some time, so patients are encouraged to be patient while waiting for the results.

Step 10

Receiving Results

Once the radiologist has reviewed the images and prepared the report, you'll be informed about the results. This can often be done in person at the center or through a secure digital platform or phone call. SDRC also ensures to give provisional reports to emergency night patients. SDRC can also forward your results to your referring physician. A storage of digital data can be provided on request and a nominal charge.

Step 11

Anything more?

You may be counselled to go through any additional tests if necessary to help the diagnosis in your case. At the end of everything, a comprehensive discussion will be attempted with your referring physician.

SDRC, aims at helping a patient to go through the test in a detailed manner with a view to provide as much as information as possible.

Our Commitment to Safety

  • The CT scan is done with low – dose technology. The concept is called as ALARA – as low as reasonably achievable. An automated software allows usage of minimum dosage of radiation, as per the size of the body part. The xray beam conforms or adapts to the shape of the body part being scanned. This avoids the unnecessary radiation to the body, thus avoiding the side effects.
  • Contrast injection is done via an injector, which is state-of-the-art. It takes out the human intervention for injection, after an intravenous line is secured.
  • We use non-ionic contrast which is very safe and has very low potential to cause allergic reactions.
  • CT scan cannot be performed in pregnant patients. If extremely necessary, then a lead shield can be placed on the pelvic region, to protect the pregnancy form the radiation. This decision is taken by the radiologist after consulting with your referring physician.

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FAQ's

A CT (Computed Tomography) scan is a medical imaging procedure that uses X-rays and computer technology to create detailed cross-sectional images of the body.

CT scans are used to diagnose and monitor various medical conditions, such as injuries, infections, tumors, and more. Your doctor will recommend a CT scan, if necessary.

Preparation instructions can vary depending on the type of CT scan you're getting. Generally, you might be asked to fast or avoid certain foods and drinks, remove metal objects, or wear a hospital gown.

In most cases, you can resume your regular diet and activities immediately after a CT scan. If you've been asked to fast before the scan, you can eat and drink afterward.

CT scans are generally safe, but they do involve a small amount of radiation exposure. The benefits usually outweigh the risks, but it's essential to inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or have a history of allergies to contrast dye.

The duration of a CT scan varies depending on the area being examined. It typically takes between 15 to 30 minutes, including preparation and scanning.

CT scans are painless. You may need to lie still during the scan, and some people may experience a warm sensation when the contrast dye is injected.

Contrast dye, a substance that enhances the visibility of certain structures in the body, may be used in some CT scans. The radiologist will determine if it's necessary for your specific scan.

While CT scans are generally safe, there can be minor risks associated with radiation exposure and contrast dye, such as allergic reactions. Your healthcare provider will discuss these risks with you.

Inform the team about any allergies, pre-existing health conditions, or if there's a possibility of pregnancy. This information is crucial for ensuring your safety during the procedure.

In case there is a requirement of contrast scan, then a blood test called serum creatine has to be done. It is done to check the functioning of the kidneys, as the dye is removed from the body via the kidneys. Contrast dye is preferably administered, if the kidneys are functioning adequately.

In case of compromised functioning of the kidneys, the choice of whether contrast can be given is made after a discussion between the referring doctor, nephrologist and the radiologist.

Special contrast dye, which is safe for the kidney can be used.

Yes, patients on dialysis can be given contrast just before the dialysis procedure.

The timing of results can vary, but your healthcare provider will typically review the images and discuss the findings with you during a follow-up appointment.

Usually, you need a referral from a healthcare provider to schedule a CT scan. Your doctor will determine whether it's necessary based on your medical condition.

The cost of a CT scan can vary widely depending on the exact type of scan.

You should bring your referral, any prior medical records or images related to your condition, and a list of current medications.

You can typically request a copy of your CT scan images and reports for your personal records.

In most cases, you can drive yourself home after a CT scan unless you have been given a sedative or if there are specific reasons to arrange for transportation.

CT scan can be used for treatment of pain, and for biopsies.

Yes, we routinely perform CT guided biopsies, including bone biopsy.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Nallasopara (West)

Sumangal, First Floor, Above Kohinoor Showroom, Station Road, Nallasopara (West), Palghar - 401203

+91 9730648888

Nallasopara (East)

Gala no. 25 & 26, Reliable Prestige, Chandan Naka, Achole Road, Nallasopara (East), Dist. Palghar - 401203

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Vasai (West)

Ground floor, Dhuri Center, Panchwati Naka, Next to Domino’s, Ambadi Rd, Vasai(West), Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra - 401202

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Virar (West)

Ground Floor, Shree Siddhi heights , Off Agashi Road ,A Wing , Near Sahyog Hospital. Virar West 401301

+91 9309599986

Thane (West)

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