The CECT Knee Joints scan is performed on the knees to detect any abnormalities or injuries in that area.
What is a CECT Knee Joint?
The CECT Knee Joints scans the area deeper than an X-ray and includes soft tissues damage as well. This helps the technologist diagnose problems like infection, fracture, arthritis, tumors, etc.
The CECT Knee Joints makes use of a body scanner which then scans the specific area and captures images of muscles, ligaments, bones, etc. This gives the doctor a clear view of the issue at hand without having to make an incision. 
The CECT Knee Joints scan is performed with the help of a contrast dye, and 3D ray, which gives a clear view of blood vessels, tissues, etc. than an X-ray. 
How is CECT Knee Joints performed?
Following are the steps involved in a CECT Knee Joints scan:
- The patient lies down on a narrow table that goes into the scanner.
- The scanner rotates around the patient and takes pictures of the different body parts.
- These images are then stored, and replicated for further diagnosis.
The entire procedure takes up to 20 minutes to complete. 
Side effects/risks of CECT Knee Joints
The CECT Knee Joints scan comes with some risks:
- The radiation could have adverse effects on the body.
- The patient can be allergic to the contrast dye.
- Pregnant women are at risk from the radiation.
Preparation before performing CECT Knee Joints
You can prepare for the CECT Knee Joints scan in the following way:
- Avoid solid food and liquid about 4 to 6 hours prior to the scan.
- Inform the doctor about your allergies and if you’ve reacted to the dye before.
Post-care after CECT Knee Joints
The results of the CECT Knee Joints scan may take over a day to process, so it is advised to drink fluids in the meantime to flush out the dye.
CECT Knee Joints’ consultation is a click away on the mfine app. Download the mfine app and consult radiologists online.