An NCCT scan of the left shoulder joint refers to the detailed imaging test of the left shoulder joint that helps your doctor assess a fracture or suspected fracture.
What is an NCCT Left Shoulder Joint?
NCCT scan or non-contrast computerized tomography is the higher version of X-ray. Multiple X-rays of your left shoulder joint create cross-sectional images of the bones and tissues that help the doctor diagnose, treat and prepare a plan of action. No contrast medicine is required for such scans. The test also helps identify the source of pain, stiffness or detect tumors and blood clots.
How is an NCCT Left Shoulder Joint performed?
The procedure a radiologist follows for an NCCT Left Shoulder Joint is:
- The patient is asked to remove any metal accessories.
- The radiologist will position your left shoulder on the table and step out.
- During the scan, the machine sends a beam of radiation through the left shoulder joint which records an image of the left shoulder joint.
Risks of the NCCT Left Shoulder Joint
There are no major risks during NCCT Left Shoulder Joint, however, keep in mind to:
- Inform the doctor if you are pregnant, to take necessary precautions.
- Multiple NCCTs might cause exposure to a slightly higher amount of radiation.
Preparation before performing an NCCT Left Shoulder Joint
The test does not require any significant preparation. However:
- Wear loose and comfortable clothes.
- Avoid wearing any jewelry, eyeglasses or any metal objects.
- You may be asked to wear a lead apron to avoid exposure of radiation to the sensitive parts of your body.
Post-care after the NCCT Left Shoulder Joint
The standard NCCT scans have a minimum or no side-effects allowing one to resume everyday activities.
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