A chest CT (computed tomography) scan uses special X-ray equipment to take detailed images of the lungs, heart, blood vessels, airways, ribs and lymph nodes.
Chest CT scans can help you doctor to determine the causes of chest symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath and chest pain. Chest CT scans can help diagnose early-stage lung cancer, and other lung diseases.
How do I prepare for a chest CT scan?
You can eat and drink as usual before the test. Before the scan begins, you will need to remove all jewellery as this can interfere with the images. You will need to wear a gown during the scan.