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Overview

CECT Chest – Upper Half is a contrast-enhanced computerized tomography scan of the upper half of the chest. It uses contrast and x-rays to produce clear images of the chest.

What is CECT Chest – Upper Half Scan?

CECT Chest – Upper Half is an advanced diagnostic imaging procedure that helps in identification of problems related to heart, lungs, rib cage, food pipe, spinal column and the soft tissues surrounding these organs. (1)

How is CECT Chest – Upper Half Performed?

CECT Chest – Upper Half is a painless and safe procedure.

The patient to lie down on his back, on the CT examination table.

An IV is inserted into the arm.

An iodinebased contrast is injected through the IV.

The table slides through the CT scanner, which takes detailed images of the Upper chest

CECT Chest – Upper Half is a quick procedure, which takes approximately an hour.

Side-effects of CECT Chest – Upper Half

CECT Chest – Upper Half is a minimally invasive procedure that does not has few side-effects.

The contrast can cause allergies.

Kidney damage due to the contrast used for CECT Chest – Upper Half.

Exposure to radiation during the scanning process.

Preparations before Performing CECT Chest – Upper Half

CECT Chest – Upper Half is a pre-scheduled procedure.

Informing the doctor, if you are nursing or pregnant.

Discuss the medical history, allergies and health issues with the doctor.

Discuss medications that need to be stopped before CECT Chest – Upper Half

Fast for at least 4 hours before the test.

Do not consume water or clear liquids an hour prior to the scan.

Post-care of CECT Chest – Upper Half

CECT Chest – Upper Half is a simple scan that does not require much post-care routine.

Drink plenty of water and other clear fluids to eliminate the contrast.

Pay close attention to the symptoms of allergies and report them to the doctor.

Patients can go home, and resume normal routine after the CECT Chest – Upper Half test.

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