Your assessment will start with a CT scan of your head, unless you have already had one in the past 12 months. This takes place in the hospital’s Radiology Department. The scan will use X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of your head. During the scan you will usually lie on your back on a flat bed. When you are comfortable and ready, the staff will leave the room but they will continue to talk to you using an intercom. The scanner table then moves into position to take the first picture. The scanner rotates in small movements
around your head to take further pictures. Up to 30 pictures might be taken during one session. The scan is a painless procedure and usually takes about 10 minutes.
Following your scan, a member of staff will direct you to the Memory Clinic.
At the Memory Clinic you will see:
Please allow up to four hours for your overall appointment which combines the CT scan and memory assessment.