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A 3D CT of right thigh creates cross-sectional images of that body part, using x-rays.

What is 3D CT of right thigh?

Routine X-ray does not provide a clear image of soft tissues, but 3D CT of right thigh obtains a cross-sectional image using a number of X-ray beams [1]

A 3D model of the right thigh is created by compilation of different images by the computer.

The 3D CT of right thigh is used for diagnosis of infection, abscess or presence of abnormal growth in the thigh.

This technique assists the surgeon in finding the right area for biopsy.

A contrast is created by intravenously injecting a dye.

Medical history of the patient, including diseases conditions, pregnancy, and medications are required before 3D CT of right thigh.

How is 3D CT of right thigh performed?

For 3D CT of right thigh, the patient must lie still on the table in the center of CT scanner.

Rotating X-ray beams create pictures of right thigh in slices.

The patient is asked to hold breath for a short time.

Any movements by patient results in blurred images.

The procedure for 3D CT of right thigh takes 10-15 minutes.

Risks of 3D CT of right thigh

There is a risk of radiation exposure due to X-ray beams used in 3D CT of right thigh.

A rare risk of developing cancer after 3D CT of right thigh.

Foetal defects, if CT is done during pregnancy.

Allergic reaction due to contrast.

Kidney damage due to dye.

Preparation before performing 3D CT of right thigh

The contrast injected helps to highlight the affected part.

It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes and remove all accessories during 3D CT of right thigh.

Food and water are withheld before the procedure for 3D CT of right thigh is

Post-care after 3D CT of right thigh

The patient undergoing 3D CT of right thigh should drink plenty of water for removal of dye from the kidneys.

Antihistaminic medications may be prescribed in case of allergic reactions.

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