CECT Left Ankle Joint is used to analyze for any pain in the ankle joint.
CECT Left Ankle Joint uses Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography for viewing the joints areas around the ankle. This procedure uses radiation to scan the affected area. These rays produce images that encompass a large number of details for the affected area. It diagnoses the presence of any kind of inflammation in the joints, or tumors, which, produce pain in the ankle joints. For easy viewing of the parts, the doctor might suggest taking contrast dye. CECT Left Ankle Joint is an easy, painless way for the patient to determine the root of the problem in the ankle joint.
CECT Left Ankle Joint is a non-invasive method for detecting the cause of a problem.
- The doctor injects the body of the patient with a contrast dye.
- The person lies down in the machine in a still position.
- The X-ray is directed towards the patient’s body.
- Only the parts not covered by lead, undergo the imaging process.
- In order to obtain the images from different angles, the radiologist asks the patient to change the position accordingly.
The images thus obtained are combined together to produce a detailed three-dimensional image of the affected area.
Following are certain risks associated with the process due to X-ray and the contrast material.
- X-ray can lead to cancer.
- Itching or redness in the skin.
- Dizziness, headache, and fever.
- Some people may experience vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea.
- Mild discomforts may arise due to holding one position for a long time.
Prior to the analysis, a patient needs to keep in mind the following:
- Remove any jewelry and accessories.
- Inform the doctor about any bismuth containing medicine intake.
- Do not consume food before 4 hours of the test.
- Avoid the test in pregnancy.
After the successful radiography, the person must give importance to the following:
- Follow the instructions of the doctor in case of any defect.
- There is generally no special are required.
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