A CT Head Scan is a medical procedure whereby a radiology technologist takes photos of the inside of your head. The person performing the CT Head Scan is called a radiology technologist. The person who looks at the x-rays is called a radiologist.

With any medical procedure there can be fear associated with it. For people with intellectual disabilities, this fear can be even more extreme, simply because they are not sure of what is going to happen to them. This website will take you through the journey of having a CT Head Scan. It will outline the major steps involved as well as giving some educational material on what a CT Head Scan is and what you need to do before and after a CT Head Scan.

Desensitisation Programs for Having a CT Head Scan

There are various programs following with different information. There is a version for people with intellectual disabilities and one for carers and/or professionals. If you have difficulty in downloading information from the Internet, then click on the desensitisation program without pictures.

For People with Intellectual Disabilities

For Carers or Professionals

General Information about CT Head Scans