A 3D CT of right ankle produces a detailed image as compared to a normal X-ray.
What is 3D CT of right ankle?
A 3D CT of right ankle takes a cross-sectional picture of the affected body part can be visualized on the screen. 
Used in ankle injuries.
A 3D CT of right ankle may be performed in patients with complex ankle fracture after radiography.
A contrast is administered intravenously.
3D CT of right ankle detects a fracture, non-cancerous tumor, or bone cancer.
Medical history of the patient must be provided before undergoing a 3D CT of right ankle.
How is 3D CT of right ankle performed?
For 3D CT of right foot, the patient lies on a table in the centre of CT scanner.
Rotation of X-ray beam inside the scanner creates images of right ankle.
Separate CT images of right ankle are created as slices.
These are combined to form a 3D CT image.
The patient must avoid any movements as it cause blurring of the images.
The 3D CT of right ankle may take about 10-15 minutes.
Side effects/risks of 3D CT of right ankle
As X-ray beams are used in 3D CT of right ankle, risk due to radiation exposure cannot be avoided.
Risk of developing cancer is 1 in 2000 after 3D CT of right ankle.
Risk of foetus malformation, if CT done during pregnancy.
Allergic reaction due to contrast injected.
Rare kidney problems.
Preparation before performing 3D CT of right ankle
Loosely fit clothes and removal of all accessories that obstruct path of the X-ray beam during 3D CT of right ankle is advised.
Food is withheld for 3-4 hour before injecting contrast.
Water is withheld for 1 hour prior to 3D CT of right ankle.
Post-care after 3D CT of right ankle
The patient undergoing 3D CT of right ankle needs to drink plenty of water to clear the contrast dye from the kidneys.
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