CECT (Contrast enhanced Computerized Tomography) Thoracic Spine-3 Levels is performed to get detailed information of Thoracic Spine-3 Levels. It uses contrast agents and creates a cross-sectional image of the Thoracic Spine-3 Levels.
What is CECT Thoracic Spine-3 Levels?
CECT Thoracic Spine-3 Levels helps in the detection of sinusitis, tonsillitis, and sore throats.
Contrast helps the Thoracic Spine-3 Levels appear clearer than regular X-rays. Therefore, CECT Thoracic Spine-3 Levels provide a detailed picture and also help doctors to determine the defect in the area.
CECT Thoracic Spine-3 Levels helps in the detection of the bone fracture in the spine, arthritis of the spine, curvature of the spine, or other spinal injuries.
How is CECT Thoracic Spine-3 Levels performed?
The following procedure for the CECT Thoracic Spine-3 Levels test is carried out:
- The patient will be asked to lie down on a flat table. This table will slide inside the CT scanner.
- The technologist will inject contrast through a vein (IV) in the arm.
- The patient will pass through the machine several times.
There should be no movement during the procedure. So, the patient should withhold their breath during the procedure.
Side effects/risks of CECT Thoracic Spine-3 Levels
Some of the risk factors associated with CECT Thoracic Spine-3 Levels include
- Allergic reaction – The patient may develop skin rashes because of allergy to the contrast. It increases the risk of kidney failure.
- Birth defects – Exposure to radiation increases the risk of birth defects in pregnant patients.
Preparation before performing CECT Thoracic Spine-3 Levels
The following measures may be taken before a CECT Thoracic Spine-3 Levels test:
- The patient should stop eating and drinking 4 to 6 hours prior to the test.
- The doctor should be informed if the patient is pregnant in order to reduce radiation exposure.
- Any allergy to contrast should be discussed with the doctor.
- Remove jewelry and other metal objects.
Post-care after CECT Thigh
Drink water to flush out the contrast dye from the body.
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