Postponing a medical examination is not an option that can bring any good, especially if the symptoms of a disease are already pronounced. It often happens that people delay or wait for a long time to get appointments for examinations due to various circumstances.
MSCT scanning is one of the most commonly recommended diagnostic methods, but accessing scanner diagnostics is not always easy. The cost of the service can also be a barrier for patients to undergo timely examinations.
Because we know and understand the importance of receiving fast and modern diagnostics, that is why we offer CT scanning at the lowest price, every Saturday at Pulse Cardiology Center.
Pulse Cardiology Center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and patients are scanned on a 128-multislice Incisive CT Philips scanner, which ensures excellent image quality crucial for accurate diagnostics. The modern equipment also allows for fast scheduling, minimal scan time, reduced radiation dose, and provides a CD with images and a radiologist’s report immediately after the examination.
We will try to familiarize you with this diagnostic method, its execution, and the immense benefits it has for diagnostics, and even some interventions.
What is a CT scanner?
Thanks to advanced technology and X-rays, a CT scanner has the ability to produce highly detailed images of soft tissues, blood vessels, and bones. It is more precise than an X-ray and provides information that, for example, ultrasound cannot.
When is CT scanning recommended?
The primary function of a CT scanner is to diagnose a disease or determine the extent of an injury. It helps to determine:
- The presence of muscle problems
- Whether there is a bone fracture
- The condition of blood vessels, including any narrowing or other issues
- The location of a tumor
- Whether there is internal bleeding
- The effectiveness of a treatment
In addition, CT scanning can also be helpful during certain medical interventions.
What can be scanned with an MSCT scanner?
An MSCT scanner can be used to capture images of soft tissues, blood vessels, and bones. Typically, scanning is done regionally, although whole-body scans are less common. We utilize advanced scanning techniques for various purposes, including:
- Urinary tract imaging (urography) for assessing organ conditions
- Angiography for evaluating vascular diseases, aneurysms, and blockages
- Coronary angiography for imaging the heart and coronary arteries
- MDCT FFR (Fractional Flow Reserve) for the advanced assessment of vascular damage severity
Most affordable prices for CT scanning
At Pulse Cardiology Center, we offer the most competitive prices for CT scanning, depending on the specific body part or organ that needs to be visualized.
|MSCT SCANNER||without contrast||with contrast|
|Price MSCT 1 segment||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT 2 segments||18,000 din||21,000 din|
|Price MSCT 3 segments||26,300 din|
|Price MSCT 4 segments||31,500 din|
|Price MSCT 5 segments||34,700 din|
|Price MSCTof the head||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the cervical spine||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the thoracic spine||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the lumbar spine||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT cheast||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the hips||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price Abdominal MSCT||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the pelvis||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the soft tissue||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT upper thighs||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the shoulder||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the upper arms||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the wrist||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the feet||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the orbit||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the joint||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the knee||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the lower leg||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT of the sinus cavity||11,000 din||14,200 din|
|Price MSCT urography||21,000 din|
|Price MSCT calcium score||11,000 din|
|Price MSCT coronary angiography||29,400 din|
|Price MSCT coronary angiography & abdominal and thoracic aorta angiography||45,200 din|
|Price MSCT coronary angiography & thoracic aorta angiography||39,900 din|
|Price MSCT coronary angiography & abdominal aorta angiography||39,900 din|
|Price MSCT angiography 2 segments||22,600 din|
|Price MSCT angiography 3 segments||29,900 din|
|Price MSCT head (brain) angiography||16,300 din|
|Price MSCT angiography of blood vessels of the neck||16,300 din|
|Price MSCT angiography of the head and neck||22,600 din|
|Price MSCT aortography||21,000 din|
|Price MSCT angiography of the thoracic aorta||16,300 din|
|Price MSCT angiography of the abdominal aorta||16,300 din|
|Price MSCT abdominal angiography (liver, renal arthery)||16,500 din|
|Price MSCT pelvic angiography||16,500 din|
|Price MSCT angiography of the abdominal aorta & lower extremities||27,300 din|
|Price MSCT angiography of the upper extremities||19,600 din|
|Price MSCT angiography with phlebography 1 segment||31,500 din|
|Price MSCT pulmoangiography||16,300 din|
|Price MSCT of the chest with pulmoangiography||23,100 din|
|Price MSCT of the head with angiography of the head||22,000 din|
|Price MSCT of the head with angiography of the head and neck||26,300 din|
|Price MSCT enterography||26,300 din|
|Triple rule out (pulmoangiography+coronarography+angiography of the thoracic aorta)||41,000 din|
|FFR MSCT – Fractional Flow Reserve||36,700 din|
The prices for all services are transparent and listed on our website.
Is preparation necessary before undergoing a CT scan?
Depending on the part of the body or organ being scanned, sometimes specific preparation is required, but it is not complicated.
If a contrast agent will be used, you will be informed about it, so it is important to inform the doctor if you are allergic to anything, especially iodine, as it is a component of the contrast agent.
Contrast is used to enhance the visibility of certain areas in the images, and if you are allergic to iodine, it does not necessarily mean you cannot undergo this procedure. If necessary, an allergist will be consulted to determine how the allergy issue will be managed.
Often, it is necessary to perform Urea and Creatinine tests to check the kidney function, as the contrast agent needs to be eliminated from the body.
When a CT scan of the heart, for example, is required, you may need to avoid certain medications on that day, and it is essential to discuss your medication regimen with the doctor.
A few hours before the procedure, you should refrain from eating and drinking liquids, and just before the procedure, you should remove any metal objects (jewelry, dentures, etc.) to avoid interference during the scan.
Our team of specialists is here to provide you with detailed instructions about the procedure, preparation, and to address any concerns or questions you may have.
What the CT scan process looks like
At the very beginning, it is important to know that this imaging method is not painful or unpleasant. Thanks to modern technology and medical advancements, we can obtain such accurate data through methods that don’t have to be invasive at all!
CT scanning is a non-invasive method, and the only time it may involve some discomfort is when a contrast agent needs to be administered, which is usually injected into a vein, but the pain is truly minimal.
Before the scanning begins, the patient may receive a contrast agent if it is necessary.
The patient lies on a table that slides into the ring-shaped part of the scanner. This ring-shaped design is much more comfortable for patients compared to tube-like scanners, especially for those who experience claustrophobia. The ring rotates and captures a large number of images in a short period of time.
During the procedure, the CT scanner emits sounds, and this is normal. However, some people may find it disturbing and have difficulty fully relaxing. If for any reason the person feels uneasy during the scan, sedatives can be administered.
The duration of the scan depends on what needs to be imaged and can range from a few seconds to several minutes. It is important to know that it will last as long as necessary, neither a moment longer nor shorter, as we take great care to ensure high-quality images while minimizing the patient’s exposure to X-rays.
While the scan is in progress, the technician and specialist closely monitor everything from the adjacent room and stay in contact with the patient.
To obtain quality images, it is important for the person to remain still and avoid movement. If you have any concerns or questions, we are here to address them and help you approach this procedure with greater relaxation.
Is rest necessary after a CT scan?
After a CT scan, you can return to your usual activities. However, if you received a contrast agent, it is recommended to drink more fluids to help eliminate it from your body.
Are there any contraindications for this procedure?
For pregnant women and children, CT scanning may not be recommended if there is another method that can provide the necessary results. However, this does not mean that it cannot be performed on pregnant women and children.
The same applies to individuals allergic to iodine. If there is an equally effective alternative, it will be recommended. However, if there is no alternative, the allergy does not necessarily preclude the procedure.
Is CT scanning safe?
CT scanning is a safe procedure. During the scan, a person is exposed to a certain amount of radiation, but with modern MSCT machines like the 128-multislice Incisive CT Philips scanner we use at Pulse Cardiology Center, the situation is much better, and radiation is minimized.
It’s important to be aware that CT scanning is not a procedure that is performed frequently in a short period of time, so one or two scans will not have any negative effects on your health.
Our trained and experienced radiologists, like ours, are always focused on obtaining high-quality images while ensuring patient safety!
When will the results be ready?
The results are available on the same day. Our team will provide you with a detailed explanation of your condition, clarify any concerns or questions you may have, and advise you on the next steps.
The results and data obtained from CT scanning are highly precise and essential for diagnosing many serious diseases and conditions. This imaging method allows for the early detection of numerous changes, often playing a crucial role in planning further treatment.
So don’t wait! Schedule a CT scan under the most favorable conditions and embark on the journey to prioritize your health. We will gladly be your allies in this endeavor!