Elbow injuries are common and a delay in diagnosis can cause chronic disability. A 3D CT scan helps with a proper diagnosis of the injury.
What is 3D Scan of Right Elbow Joint?
A 3D scan of a right elbow joint is done to demonstrate or exclude the possibility of a fracture. The scan can help detect joint space, bone spurs, and fractures.
How is a 3D scan of Right Elbow Joint performed?
To perform and assess an X-ray or a 3D scan, a radiologist follows this procedure –
The person will be asked to remove any jewelry on entering the room.
The radiologist will position your right elbow on the table and step out.
During the X-ray, the machine sends a beam of radiation through the elbow which records an image of the elbow.
Risks of the 3D scan of Right Elbow Joint
The risks are minimal and as follows:
Allergic reaction to the contrast dye.
Preparation before performing a 3D Scan of Right Elbow Joint
Here is what you can expect and prepare for:
Avoid wearing any jewelry, eyeglasses or any metal objects.
You might be given a contrast dye through an injection or orally, to highlight a specific area of your body.
Post-care after the 3D scan of Right Elbow Joint
The standard 3D scans have a minimum or no side-effects allowing one to resume everyday activities. Have liquids and stay hydrated in case you’ve injected or consumed a high quantity of contrast medium.
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