NCCT left knee joint is a digital scanning method. It uses a compilation of X-Ray shots taken of the left knee joint from various directions over the same rotational axis.
What is NCCT left knee joint?
NCCT left knee joint is an X-Ray imaging process used by the doctors to observe the abnormalities in the left knee joint and the surrounding areas of the knee. The digital scan that NCCT left knee joint provides is very clear in comparison to a simple X-Ray as it provides a more visible three-dimensional view of the scanned area, making it easier for the doctors to figure out the issue. NCCT left knee joint is usually suggested by orthopedics when an X-Ray doesn’t reveal too much of the damage in the left knee joint.
How is NCCT left knee joint performed?
Here is how an NCCT left knee joint is performed:
- The patient lies down on a CT examination table.
- The table goes through a spiraling scanner that scans the left knee joint from every angle on a single rotational axis.
- All the images obtained are then processed and put together simultaneously.
- A technician operated the table and the scanner from an adjacent room.
An NCCT left knee joint usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes to finish.
Side effects/risks of NCCT left knee joint
There are some risks that come with having an NCCT left knee joint.
- Higher exposure to radiation than an X-Ray which may cause mutations or cancer.
- Some patients might suffer from skin reactions like inflammation.
Preparation before performing NCCT left knee joint
The patient should keep these things in mind before the NCCT left knee joint:
- Should not consume food 3 hours prior to the procedure.
- Should take off all the metal accessories from their body.
- Loose clothing should be worn before the start of the scan.
Post-care after NCCT left knee joint
No special care is needed after an NCCT left knee joint. The doctors will assess the imaging obtained from the scan and discuss further treatment options with the patient. For any queries about the procedure or treatment, you can book an online consultation with the specialists at mfine.
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