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What is a CT scan? CT stands for ‘computed tomography’. A CT scan is a uses X-rays to take pictures inside the body to help diagnose symptoms. It shows your bones and internal organs. The CT scanner is shaped like a large donut, with a table that moves you through a hole in the...

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What is contrast media? CT contrast media is sometimes called “X-ray dye”. It is a colourless liquid that shows up very clearly on CT scans. The dye does not stain your body and is passed out in your wee. Not all CT scans need contrast media. Please visit our resource about what a CT...

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What is a DEXA scan? DEXA stands for dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. The scan directs 2 low-strength X-ray beams at your child’s body, and a computer uses this data to calculate the density of their bones. How can we prepare for the scan? The scan room has a tracking hoist attached to the...

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What is bladder assessment? This is a test that helps us to see how well your bladder is working. Your bladder is like a balloon in your tummy that holds your pee. It is sometimes called a non-invasive bladder study, or NIBS. Why do I need it? If you have problems with your bladder such…...

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