CECT Dorso-Lumbar Spine

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Are you suffering from pain or any other disorders in your vertebral bones? Then you are in the right place. Read on below to know about the diagnostic technique, CECT dorso-lumbar spine.

What is CECT dorso-lumbar spine?

CECT dorso-lumbar spine is a diagnostic technique used to produce detailed cross 3-dimensional images of the dorsal and lumbar regions of the vertebral column. CECT dorso-lumbar spine is very accurate and makes use of contrast dye to produce clearer images. CECT dorso-lumbar spine is used to detect fracture, inflammation or any other associated disorder of the spine and vertebral bones. [1]

How is CECT dorso-lumbar spine performed?

CECT dorso-lumbar spine is fast, painless and accurate, and is carried out in a medical facility.[1]

Patients are made to lie down on a table that slides into the scanner to place themselves at the correct position.

Contrast material is injected through an intravenous line(IV) into an arm vein.

The table will move slowly through the scanner when scanning is done.

The patient may be asked to hold his/her breath during the scanning to prevent blurry images. [1]

The whole process of CECT dorso-lumbar spine takes about 30 minutes, and you will be asked to wait until the results are analyzed. [1]

Risks of CECT dorso-lumbar spine

CECT dorso-lumbar spine is accompanied with a few risks, and talking to the radiologist about the potential side effects is important. [1]

Radiation dosage is not considered safe for the kids and the foetus.

Mothers should not breastfeed their babies for 24 to 48 hours from the scanning process.

Allergic reactions to the contrast material. [1]

Preparations before performing CECT dorso-lumbar spine

You will have to talk to your doctor or a radiologist about your medical history before undergoing CECT dorso-lumbar spine.

Refrain from eating or drinking anything for a few hours before the scanning.

Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Remove jewelry and other metallic accessories. [2]

Post care of CECT dorso-lumbar spine

You won’t have any restrictions, and won’t be required to follow any special diet after CECT dorso-lumbar spine.

The doctor will remove the intravenous line, and will apply dressing to the injected area.

You will be asked to drink lots of fluids. [3]

At Mfine, we employ radical treatment programs to help you through your medical needs and to perform various diagnosis including CECT dorso-lumbar spine.

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