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Overview Brief

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. [1]

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. [2]

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. [3]

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.

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