A CT scan of the bones in your back and neck is known as cervico dorsal radiology.
What is a 3D Scan of Cervico-Dorsal Spine?
In case you undergo a trauma or injury in the cervicodorsal region of the spine, your doctor may recommend an X-ray of the same.
An X-ray uses electromagnetic radiation to detect the source of the fracture.
Based on the assessment, the doctor can suggest a suitable plan of action for treatment.
How is a 3D Scan of Cervico-Dorsal Spine performed?
The machine will send a beam of radiation through the spinal region of your body, which scans and captures an image of the cervicodorsal region.
To perform and assess an X-ray or a 3D scan, keep the following things in mind:
The person will be asked to remove any jewelry on entering the room.
The radiologist can ask you to lie down, sit or stand to get the best results.
A lead apron may be provided to prevent exposure of radiation to the sensitive parts of your body.
You could be asked to remove your clothing from the waist up and wear a gown.
Risks of the 3D Scan of Cervico-Dorsal Spine
Unless you are pregnant, the cervicodorsal spine scan is not harmful. The amount of exposure to radiation is kept to a bare minimum.
Preparation before performing a 3D Scan of Cervico-Dorsal Spine
The test does not require any significant preparation.
Kindly inform the doctor if you have a piece of metal in your body.
You might be asked to not eat or drink for a few hours before the procedure.
Post-care after 3D Scan of Cervico-Dorsal Spine
Standard 3D scans have a minimum or no side-effects allowing one to resume everyday activities immediately.
In case you were in an accident or experienced an injury, get in touch with our team of professionals to assess your situation. Download the mfine app and consult radiologists online immediately to receive specialised care.