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Overview

CECT Fore Arm is a diagnostic procedure that is performed by a Radiologist to detect health problems or issues in the forearms.

What is CECT Fore Arm?

CECT of the Fore arm is a latest advanced diagnostic procedure that is performed to find out some abnormal issues with the forearms such as infection, bone fractures, unexplained pain in the forearm, injury and inflammation of the soft tissues like the tendons and the ligaments. Also, the CECT Fore Arm scan will reveal health issues such as osteoporosis, arthritis and other types of infection or abnormal growth of the bones.

Here, a contrast material is injected in the forearm and X-ray beams are used to create cross-sectional images. A radiologist will find out the issues with the forearm by examining the three-dimensional images.

How is CECT Fore Arm performed?

CECT Fore Arm is easy to perform a procedure that is done at the radiology lab.

First of all, an operator will ask you to lie down on the stretcher. You might also be asked to wear a gown.

Contrast material will be injected in your forearm.

An operator will take cross-sectional images and once the procedure is done, you can leave the lab.

Side effects/ Risks of CECT Fore Arm

Sometimes, patients complain about following possible side effects when it comes to CECT Fore Arm.

● Nausea and vomiting.
● Headache.
● Itching.
● Flushing.
● Mild skin rash or hives.

Preparation before performing CECT Fore Arm

A list of preparations for the CECT Fore Arm

You need to fast for at least 4 to 6 hours before the test.

Pregnant women, when going for CECT Fore Arm, there is a possibility of radiation damaging the fetus. Inform the radiologist before you undergo the procedure.

Blood urea and creatinine test reports that are not older than 30 days should be presented.

Post-care after CECT Fore Arm

After the test is done, you need to take rest for a while.

Drink plenty of fluids to get rid of contrast material from the body.

You can resume your activities after 4 to 5 hours after the CECT Fore Arm procedure.

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