What is a CT scan (or CAT scan)?
CT scan is a popular technique used to detect injuries and diseases. CT stands for Computed Tomography
Average CT Scan costs in Turkey are € 472.
With FlyMedi, you can connect with 12 Diagnostic Imaging centers in Turkey that are offering CT Scan procedures. These Diagnostic Imaging centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and ISO 9001:2000. Popular CT Scan destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya.
Prices listed on this page are the average price for CT Scan. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized CT Scan quote. For a more accurate CT Scan price quote, please click HERE.
Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.
Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.
Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.
Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.
Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.
● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.
● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.
● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.
● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.
● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.
● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.
● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.
● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.
● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.
● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.
● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.
● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything.
● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart - It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.
● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.
What is a CT scan (or CAT scan)?
CT scan is a popular technique used to detect injuries and diseases. CT stands for Computed Tomography and is comprised of numerous X-ray photographs compiled together in order to give a detailed picture of one’s body or body part. While it is not recommended for perfectly healthy patients who just want to know if there are any undiscovered health problems in their bodies, it is one of the primary ways of looking for tumours and injuries once they are suspected to exist. Usually, the CT scan with contrast is performed to recognize better the anomalies. The most popular types of this procedure:
• Abdominal CT scan
• Heart CT scan
• CT scan of brain
Primary candidates for CT imaging are people who suffered injuries from accidents. Other groups which benefit from CT scan procedure are suspected cancer patients, whose doctors do not know where the tumour has formed.
CT scan procedure is a relatively safe one and doses of radiation to which patient is exposed are very low. However, women are asked to inform specialists conducting the CAT scan whether they are pregnant – radiation may have a damaging influence on foetus.
Informing about allergies (usually the CT scan with contrast is performed – a dye may cause allergy) and other medical conditions is a priority before your CT imaging. You will be asked to fast for some hours before CT scan procedure since a dye will be used to make the quality of CT better. Finally, you will be asked to remove metal objects such as jewellery before entering the CT scanner. You may be asked to wear a gown instead of your normal clothes.
CT scan is a very short medical procedure. You will be asked to lie on a CT scanner’s examination table and have dye given as a pill or injected (unless you are allergic to it). Patients who have anxiety or cannot stay still, including younger children, will have a sedative applied. Then you will be asked to hold still while the CT imaging proceeds. Then you are free to go home.
The length of a CT procedure depends on the size of the area being scanned, but it usually lasts only a few minutes to half an hour.
Overnight stay is not required
There is no recovery required for CT scan procedure. You are free to go and enjoy your daily activities, be it work, sport or a quality free time.
CT scan machine includes a low dose of radiation but it was not proven that it may cause any complications related to it. Only pregnant women are discouraged from having CT imaging done. Some people may have an allergy to the dye used in CAT scan but this is usually ruled out before the procedure.
There are no known side effects of CT scan. CT imaging is thought to be a perfectly safe procedure.
CT scan procedure is very helpful in finding tumours as well as injuries caused by accidents. For this reason, it remains a very popular and widely used procedure.
CT scan helps many patients to find out where their health problems lie and to start an effective therapy.