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A CT scan Orbit coronal-plain is a computer tomography for the orbital disorders with the help of X rays.

This imaging method is a diagnostic examination of the orbital areas. It detects the presence of defects in the eye sockets, eyes, and the surrounding bones. The X rays are employed in determining the images of the structures of the orbital area. An ophthalmologist recommends it to the patient for knowing the root cause of pain or defect in the concerned areas. The problems detected include swelling in the tissues, tumors, or fractures. The CT scan process is easily available and important for both the patient and the doctor.

The procedure is simple, which includes the following steps:

  • The patient lies down on a bed.
  • The head of the patient is inside the scanner.
  • The machine then aims the Xrays over the patient’s head.
  • A computer then produces different images known as slices.
  • These slices can be joined together to form a three-dimensional structure of the specified body part.

The scan usually lasts for 30 seconds, and the complete process is finished in 15 minutes. [1]

Due to the involvement of the X-rays, the procedure has some risks associated with it.

  • Prolonged exposure to Xrays can lead to cancer.
  • The contrast may cause dizziness, nausea, and vomiting if a person is allergic to it.
  • The contrast may also cause itching, redness, and swelling in the skin.
  • Mild discomfort may arise from holding one position for a long time.

Before undergoing the CT scan, one must keep in mind certain points.

  • Avoid wearing jewelry and any other type of accessories.
  • Avoid the consumption of food before 4-6 hours of the test. [1]
  • Tell the doctor about the intake of medicines for diabetes.
  • The test affects the fetus; therefore, the test is not for pregnant women.

After the treatment, the patient needs to take care of the following.

  • Listen to the doctor’s advice and instructions.
  • No special care or attention required.

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