Non-contrast computerized tomography (NCCT) is a radiological procedure wherein images are taken to visualize cross-sectional details of the soft tissues, blood vessels, bones, and internal organs of the body without the use of a contrast dye. NCCT head and face refers to such images taken of this part of the body.
What is NCCT head and face?
NCCT head and face is done to evaluate many conditions that cause symptoms suggestive of abnormalities relevant to the head and face. These include:
● Hemorrhage or bleed.
● Optic nerve supplying the eye.
● Auditory nerve supplying the ears.
● Sinuses or air pockets of the face.
● Bone fractures of the bones of the face, and skull.
● Foreign objects embedded in the head and face.
● As a pre-surgical procedure (biopsy).
● Post-operative follow-up check.
How is NCCT head and face performed?
NCCT head and face is done using a CT machine. NCCT head and face is a non-invasive procedure that involves the following steps:
- You will be made to lie on the table head first that enters into the CT machine
- You will be guided by the radiology technician to place your arm firmly on the table
- You will be asked to keep still and hold your breath by the technician through speakers
- The machine will then begin taking images that will be visible to the radiologist on his computer in an adjacent room
NCCT head and face should take about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
Side effects/risks of NCCT fore arm
Generally, there are no side-effects or risks involved with the NCCT head and face procedure. However, you may experience the following:
Pain may be present in maintaining a still position if there is any recent injury.
Preparation before performing NCCT fore arm
NCCT head and face requires the patient to follow these steps before the procedure:
- Use of hospital gown.
- Removal of all personal effects including jewelry.
- Sign an informed consent form.
Post-care after NCCT fore arm
NCCT head and face requires no special aftercare advice.
Once you collect the report, you can download the mfine app and consult the right specialist for your diagnosis online.