The CECT Right Ankle Joint Scan is a non-invasive test which helps your doctor diagnose and treat problems related to the ankle joint. Doctors use scan results to diagnose and treat fractures.
What is a CECT Right Ankle Joint Scan?
A CECT scan machine uses x-rays to generate cross-sectional images of the ankle joint. The CECT Right Ankle Joint Scan images the exact state of the tissues, bones and blood vessel in the joint. Abnormalities found in the foot and ankle can be treated after diagnosis. This scan is done with or without contrast material – the dye plays a crucial role in identifying abnormalities. Since ankle and foot disorders are common and result in immobility, a CECT Right Ankle Joint scan is an important tool to diagnose the problems and solve them.
How is CECT Right Ankle Joint Scan performed?
Following are the steps in which a CECT Right Ankle Joint is performed:
- The patient lies down on an examination table.
- A contrast dye is injected in the patient if deemed necessary by the doctor.
- The table goes through a scanner.
- A technician controls the table and the scanner from an adjacent room.
CECT Right Ankle Joint takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Side effects/risks of CECT Right Ankle Joint Scan
The side effects are minimal but can be cumulative over time.
- The radiation might cause cancer.
- The patient might have an allergic reaction to the contrast dye.
Preparation before performing CECT Right Ankle Joint Scan
If you have to undergo a CECT Right Ankle Joint Scan, then prepare for the following:
- Inform your doctor about health problems, allergies, and pregnancies.
- Patients must wear a hospital gown and remove all piercings and jewelry.
- Patients with kidney problems should not take iodine-based contrast media.
Post CECT Right Ankle Joint Scan Care
Since contrast media is used during a CECT Right Ankle Joint Scan, doctors/nurses will monitor you to check for a reaction to the contrast media. Patients can resume a normal life after the procedure.
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