CT scan of the thyroid cartilage

CT scan of the thyroid cartilage

Before an Adams Apple reduction a CT scan needs to be made. Like this we can see how much cartilage can be removed without risking to cause damage to the vocal cords. This investigation can not be performed in your home country. We will make you an appointment at St Augustinus hospital. The cost of this investigation is included in the price of your Adams apple reduction.

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Practical

1. Download and print this form

Important for the hospital administration is that you download this form and present it during the registration at the radiology department. Otherwise they will send the bill (220 euros!) to you instead of to us…

2. Getting to the hospital

Adress:
Sint Augustinus Hospital
Oosterveldlaan 24
2610 Wilrijk

Telephone CT departement:
0032-(0)3-443 39 54.

From o2 Clinic to Sint-Augustinus hospital is about 5 minutes driving. It is about 30 minutes walking.

3. Getting to the Radiology department

You don’t have to register in the central hall. You can register directly at the radiology department.

The hospital is arranged by “routes”. The radiology department is route 121.

What is a CT scan?

Computed tomography (CT), also known as Computed Axial Tomography (CAT), is a painless, sophisticated x-ray procedure. Multiple images are taken during a CT or CAT scan, and a computer compiles them into complete, cross-sectional pictures (“slices”) of soft tissue, bone, and blood vessels.

The procedure

The technologist begins by positioning you on the CT examination table, lying flat on your back. Straps are used to help you maintain the correct position and to hold still during the exam.

Next, the table will move quickly through the scanner to determine the correct starting position for the scans. Then, the table will move slowly through the machine as the actual CT scanning is performed.

Any motion, whether breathing or body movements, can lead to artifacts on the images. This is similar to the blurring seen on a photograph taken of a moving object.

When the examination is completed, you will be asked to wait until the technologist verifies that the images are of high enough quality for accurate interpretation.

CT scanning is usually completed within 25 minutes.