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This article contains information about the procedure, before care, after care, and side effects of the NCCT of Leg.

What is NCCT of Leg?

A NCCT scan is a non contrast computed tomography. It does not involve the use of contrast dye during the procedure. It basically is a higher version of an x-ray.

A NCCT of Leg is used to take cross sectional images of the leg and it makes use of x-ray radiations to take the images.

How is NCCT of Leg performed?

The steps involved in the NCCT of Leg are as follows:

  • The patient will be made to lie on a table that slides into the scanner.
  • Once the patient is inside the scanner, the x-ray beams are activated.
  • A computer captures images and stores them.
  • The images can be viewed, and printed on film.
  • The patient may need to lie still during the procedure, as any movement can cause blurry images.

The NCCT scan of Leg will take about 10-15 minutes.

Side effects/risks of NCCT of Leg:
The side effects/ Risks of an NCCT of Leg scan may include the following:
● Exposure to radiation.
● Vomiting.
● Itching.
● Bleeding.
● Fainting.
● Hair loss.
● Skin infection.

Preparation before performing NCCT of Leg?

The patient can eat and drink as normal before the NCCT of Leg as it does not include the use of contrast. Although the patient is encouraged to drink clear liquids.

The patient must remove their jewellery or anything else which might interfere with the images of the scan.

Post-care after NCCT of Leg:

There are no post care measures as such after the NCCT of Leg and the patient may continue their day to day activities.

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