Computed Tomography (CT)

A CT scan is carried out using a special x-ray machine which produces an image of a cross-section or ‘slice’ of the body. A narrow fan-shaped beam of x-rays is produced from inside the gantry and rotates in a complete circle around you. This information passes to a computer which produces a picture of the internal structure of the body.

The 128 slice CT scanner at GibMed International Hospital takes less than a second to produce each cross-sectional image, which can vary in thickness from one millimetre to one centimetre.

Our CT scanner at GibMed International Hospital offers the following benefits:

  • Ability to carry out a broad range of scans – angiography, brain, chest, abdomen, orthopaedic, and many more.
  • Environmentally friendly scanner with up to 60% lower CO2 emissions.
  • Advanced technology to help clinicians make a fast and accurate diagnosis with lower radiation doses.
  • Comfortable for patients of all ages and most sizes.
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Your Questions


All scans at GibMed International Hospital will be reported by a GMC registered radiologist or a HCPC registered reporting radiographer (Ultrasound), in English and with a turnaround time of approximately 2-3 working days.


We may need to administer “contrast dye” during the procedure. Contrast materials help distinguish or “contrast” selected areas of the body from surrounding tissue. This helps physicians diagnose medical conditions by improving the visibility of specific organs, blood vessels, or tissues.

Types of contrast agents we use:
  • Omnipaque
  • Gadolinium

The team will check if you have any allergies, problems with your kidneys, are diabetic or asthmatic before administering contrast agents.

What if I may be pregnant?

It is important to know if there is any possibility of you being pregnant. Our radiographers can discuss the risks and safety measures before any X-rays are performed.

What about children?

Our healthcare team will take all factors into account when deciding if a child needs an X-ray examination, and the amount of radiation used is kept as low as possible.


All the radiographers working within GibMed International Hospital:

  • Hold a BSC Diagnostic Radiography degree or equivalent.
  • Are HCPC registered.
  • Are regulated every 2 years to ensure they are up to date and aware of any advancements within radiology.
What if I don’t have the examination?

Our healthcare team will discuss any concerns with patients.

For further information on the risks involved with radiation please visit our website.

Meet the team

Our radiographers

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Toni Valarino Sanderson

Radiology Superintendent
PgDip Medical Ultrasound

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Toni Valarino Sanderson

Senior Diagnostic Radiographer

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