CT stands for Computerised Tomography and the CT scanner can be
thought of as a very sophisticated X-Ray machine. The CT Scanning
Department at Trafford provides a comprehensive 24 hour/7 days a
week service to the Trust.
We work closely with all areas of the hospital including the
Urgent Care Centre, wards and the outpatient department. There is a
also a service for GP's to request CT Brain scans only.
We currently have a Siemens Sensation 16 scanner and scan
approx. 6500 patients per year.
The service is staffed by experienced and professional cross
sectional radiographers and radiographic helpers (RDAs) who are
more than happy to answer any questions you may have about CT
Procedures Done in the Department
The CT Scanning Department provides an extensive range of CT
scan examinations covering all areas of the body these include:
- Head and Neck
- Body Scanning (Chest, Abdomen & Pelvis)
- CT Colonography
- CT Angiography
- Extremity Scanning
- CT Guided Biopsies/Drainages
Scans are requested by a referring doctor, specialist
nurse or specialist allied health professional (who are registered
non medical referrers). The requests are then vetted for their
suitability by the radiologists and specialist
Appointments are given on an in-patient & outpatient
Please note that scanning priority will be given to patients
requiring the most urgent medical care. This may mean a delay to
your appointment time so please be patient and we will get round to
scanning you as soon as we possibly can.
Relatives and Escorts
To maintain patient confidentiality and to comply with local
rules we only allow relatives into the examination room under
exceptional circumstances. The needs of the patient will be
considered and access will be at the discretion of the radiographer
performing the examination.
Trafford Hospital, Radiology Ground Floor (adjacent to the
Urgent Care Centre)
8am - 6pm Monday - Friday
24 hours emergency cover is provided by contact with on call
Tel 0161 746 2001/2607 for appt enquires
Fax 0161 746 2732
Urgent cases should preferably be discussed directly with a
radiologist or, if not, present in person to the department.
Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester,
Team of rotational cross-sectional imaging radiographers.
Patients are ask to please let the radiographers know if they
are, or may be, pregnant prior to their scan.
If a patient has had a previous reaction to iodinated contrast
media, they are asked to inform the radiographers prior to their