CECT left foot is an injury detection method by contrast-enhanced computerized tomography.
CECT left foot uses X-ray to produce computerized images of the structure of the left foot. A contrast helps in enhancing the images produced in the scan. X-ray can help in determining the shape and structure of the internal parts. This is extremely useful to diagnose the pain causing issues, the presence of any tumor, and fractures in the bones of the foot. Three-dimensional images of the foot enhance better visibility of the affected area. It is extremely useful in determining unknown sources of pain and is a simple, effective, and painless technique.
The steps of CECT study are as follows:
- Give the patient a suitable contrast.
- Make the patient lie down in a still position.
- Cover the areas, which are not to be analyz
- Direct the X-ray towards the patient.
- Obtain images from different angles by changing the position of the patient.
These images combine to produce a three-dimensional image.
There are certain risks posed by the contrast and the X-ray.
- 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.
The patient should anticipate 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.
The patient can follow these steps for post care:
- In case any serious injury diagnosed, follow the instructions of the doctor.
- Take the prescribed medicines and proper attention.
- No specific attention is required to follow by the patient.
- The patient can resume normal diet and activities.