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Overview Brief

NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine) is a diagnostic imaging test that provides detailed images of the dorsal spine.

What is NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine) Scan?

NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine) is a non-invasive procedure that generates cross-sectional images of the soft tissue, bones and blood vessels in the thoracic spine region. NCCT Thoracic spine (Dorsal Spine) is useful in the diagnosis of tumorous and identify their location and to detect infection, inflammation, trauma and congenital abnormalities of the dorsal spine. (1)

How is NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine) Performed?

NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine) is a quick and painless procedure.

  • Patient has to lie down in supine position on the CT examination table
  • The table slides into the CT scanner, which generates a series of images of the dorsal spine.

The imaging procedure of NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine) can take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Side-effects of NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine)

NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine) uses radiation and so there are some risks.

  • Use of radiation can cause cancer.
  • Radiation is not good for the foetus in pregnant women.
  • Radiation may pose serious consequences for young children.
  • Patients may feel claustrophobic and anxious inside the scanner.

Preparation before NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine)

NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine) scan does not require hospitalization.

  • Patient has to pre-schedule the NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine) scan and arrive for the test on ti
  • Discuss about food and medications before the procedure, with your doctor.
  • Inform the doctor if you are pregnant.

Post-care after NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine)

NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine) does not need any post-care.

  • Patients can go home and resume normal routine immediately after the NCCT Thoracic Spine (Dorsal Spine) procedure.
  • Report any pain after the scan, to your doctor.

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