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CT Department

What is a CT?

CT scans are performed using x-rays, which are a type of radiation. A CT (computerised tomography) scan is a specialised x-ray examination, which can produce cross-sectional images of any part of the head or body. 

The scanner is a large, ring-shaped machine. You will be asked to lie on a table that can slide slowly in or out of the centre of the ring.  During the scan, you may communicate with the Radiographer at any time the need arises.

Referral Information

Access to CT is available between the hours of 8.00am - 8.00pm, on an appointment only basis.  A letter from the referring clinician is required for CT scans.  Only referrals from Beaumont consultants will be accepted.  Appointments can be made for CT scans by phoning (01) 809 2786 (Jackie/Paula) or by emailing

Please note that we no longer accept fax as a form of referral.


Your CT explained: 

Please click on the links below to read additional information about the CT scan you are having:

CT Brain

CT Colonography

CT Lumbar Spine

Ct Thorax, Abdomen & Pelvis

CT Urogram

CT Thorax