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CT Scanning (RMCH)


The Children's CT Scanner is situated in Children's Radiology on the ground floor of the Children's Hospital. We provide scanning services to all specialities within the Trust.

Procedures Done in the Department

CT Scanning of all body parts for paediatric patients, both in-patient and out-patient. When necessary, scans may need to be carried out under sedation or general anaesthesia. This will be discussed with the child and parents/ careers based on the needs of the child.


ct room

Admission Information

All routine referrals are by ICE or, if external, by letter to a named consultant.


Admission pathway:-

  • ICE referral or letter
  • Inputted into CRIS
  • Decision made to do the scan
  • Pathway selection: out patient, sedation, general anaesthesia
  • Booking made and appointment letter sent to parents

Urgent inpatients:-

  • ICE referral
  • Inputted into CRIS
  • Face to face discussion with consultant radiologist who decides degree of urgency
  • Scan time arranged

Relatives and Escorts

Parents are encouraged to go into the scanner room with their child to help them tolerate the procedure. However, in each case the needs of the patient will be considered and access will be at the discretion of the radiographer performing the examination. Siblings and other accompanying children are not allows into the CT scan room.


Within Children's Radiology, Ground floor, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Opening Hours

Core Hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Outside these hours an emergency service operates (see contact details below)

Contact Details

During core hours:

To discuss urgent requests, contact the duty radiologist available 10am - 11am and 2:30pm - 3:30pm on 0161 701 7243


The department is run a team of cross sectional Paediatric Radiographers and booking admin.

Additional Information

For scans out of hours that need contrast, the referring team will need to come down to the scanner and administer the contrast in the absence of the radiologist.