CT Scan

A CT scan involves taking multiple x-rays through sections of your body, building a 3D picture.  It gives more detailed information than a chest x-ray and can accurately locate the position of a tumour and identify whether it has spread beyond the lungs to affect the lymph nodes (glands), blood vessels and other organs.

The scan will take up to 30 minutes, for at least 4 hours before the scan you will not be able to eat or drink anything. Before having the scan you may be given an injection into the veins to highlight certain areas in more detail.