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Attending for a CT Scan

Attending for a CT Scan


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are some additional visiting restrictions in place within the Radiology department. Please check the restrictions here before attending.

Contact details

Radiology Appointment Booking Team: 01604 545636 Option 2

How to find us

CT is located within Radiology Area D at Northampton General Hospital

Click here for directions to the Radiology Department or click here for the hospital map 

CT (Computed Tomography)

General CT imaging for inpatients and outpatients are performed on three Multi-slice CT scanners. The CT scanner takes ‘slices’ of the body and produces an image of this ‘slice’ it is very useful in staging cancers or helping to plan surgery for complicated broken bones as it can produce very detailed images of a large part of the body in a short space of time. The slices can be put together to make a 3D reconstruction.

By appointment only:

Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30

Saturday and Sunday 08:00 to 16:30

Scan results

Once your scan has been completed it will be reported by a Consultant Radiologist who will report the results to the person who referred you. You will be notified of the result as follows:

  • If you were referred directly by your General Practitioner (GP), you should telephone your GP's practice two weeks after your scan

  • If you were referred by a clinician at NGH, you will, unless you have been given alternative arrangements, receive a letter from the clinic advising that:

-     you should return for further consultation, or

-     you should be given a programme of specific exercises or treatment, or

-     there is no need for further action

If you are concerned that you have not heard from the clinic, please contact your clinician's secretary. You will not hear back directly from the CT Department.

CT Patient information leaflets can be accessed by clicking on the links below:




Click here for more information NHS CT Scan

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