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CT scan

A CT scan is a medical procedure carried out by a machine that creates a 3D image of your body by moving in a circular motion around you.

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Fasting for medical tests

For some medical tests, fasting may be required for a period of time before a test. Learn more about different tests and when fasting may be necessary.

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Natural disasters

Find out how to be prepared for when natural disaster strikes.

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End-of-life nursing, treatments and procedures

This article explains some of the treatments that end-of-life patient may need, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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CT scans - information for radiographers and medical imaging providers

Resources, protocols and other information to support medical imaging services, including radiographers and medical physicists, when they are undertaking this specialised form of scanning on children and young people.

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Endoscopy

An endoscopy is a procedure that gives your doctor a direct view of your body’s internal organs. Learn about the procedure and how to prepare for it.

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Coronary angiogram

A coronary angiogram is an x-ray procedure used to see whether a person has a certain type of heart disease. See here how the procedure is carried out.

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Stroke prevention through medicines and surgery

Medical treatments to prevent stroke include surgery on the carotid arteries and medication to reduce blood pressure or clotting. Find out more here.

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Cardiac catheterisation

Cardiac catheterisation ('cardiac cath' or 'heart cath’) is a common procedure that lets cardiologists examine or treat the heart and arteries.

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External cardioversion

An external cardioversion is a procedure to treat an abnormal heart rhythm. It involves connecting you to a defibrillator machine that gives a controlled electric shock to make your heart beat normally again.

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