NCCT Head and Orbit Axial or Non-Contrast CT Scan of the head the orbit axial of the body.
What is NCCT Head and Orbit Axial?
NCCT Head and Orbit Axial refers to a Non-contrast Computerized Tomography or CT scan for your Head, the eye socket and the neck. It is a procedure done to visualize the bones of the head and the orbit of the eye to check for and investigate any eye-related disorders, diagnose brain injuries and other neurological conditions. It may also be done in case of previous injuries or skull fractures to check for post-surgery recovery.
How is NCCT Head and Orbit Axial Performed?
NCCT Head and Orbit Axial is an easy medical procedure and is quickly performed in the following manner:
- The first step is to lie down on the CT table head end first from the scanner. All jewelry including earring and nose pieces should be removed as it may interfere with the imaging.
- It may be done as an emergency procedure or an outpatient procedure for chronic headaches so it is advised to lie completely still while you are in the scanner
- The scanner will go over the head and neck, and capture cross-sectional digital images.
- Once the images are clear and readable for a diagnosis the procedure is declared completed by the technician.
Side effect/Risks of NCCT Head and Orbit Axial
There aren’t any adverse side effects or risks involved with the procedure but the following should be kept in mind:
- Pregnant women should avoid getting NCCT Head and Orbit Axial Scan done.
- Radiation exposure may cause mild dermatitis or irritation of the skin.
- Rashes, anemia, diarrhoea, increased chances of infection, pain, infertility, and cancer are recorded with excess exposure to radiation.
Preparation before performing NCCT Head and Orbit Axial
NCCT Head and Orbit Axial Scans require no prior preparation; however, there should be restricted movement of the head and the neck while the spiral scan goes up and down to avoid a blurry image and improper diagnosis.
Care after NCCT Head and Orbit Axial.
There are no adverse complications that may occur due to the procedure.
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