Has your doctor prescribed you to perform a CECT elbow joint? Here is everything you need to know about the diagnostic technique.
What is CECT elbow joint?
CECT elbow joint is a diagnostic technique that produces detailed images of the elbow joint by creating cross-sectional images of the portion. CECT elbow joint makes use of contrast material that is injected into the body to highlight the elbow joint thereby producing clearer images. CECT elbow joint is used to detect fractures, congenital anomalies, and damages to the connective tissues. 
How is CECT elbow joint performed?
CECT elbow joint is carried out in a medical lab or a hospital with the help of a CT scanner.
You will be asked to lay down still on a table that comes with a slider.
Contrast material is injected into your body through an intravenous line.
The table moves into the scanner slowly and the x ray machine will start to rotate.
The radiation passes through your body and numerous cross-sectional images of the portion are obtained due to the rotating x-ray machine. 
The CECT elbow joint takes about 30 minutes to complete. 
Risks of CECT elbow joint
The process of CECT elbow joint has a few risks, but the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Radiation exposure is not healthy for kids and unborn babies.
Metallic taste in the mouth, itching in the injected area and diarrhoea.
Temporary damage to the kidneys. 
Preparations before performing CECT elbow joint
Getting yourself prepared in the right away before undergoing CECT elbow joint will help you avoid the potential risks.
Pregnant women should talk to the radiologist about lowering the radiation dosage.
Avoid eating, and drinking few hours before the CECT elbow joint procedure.
Wearing a hospital gown, and removing all metal accessories. 
Post care after CECT elbow joint
CECT elbow joint is a simple technique, and does not require you to follow any special diet.
Get in touch with your doctor if you feel any discomfort or itching at the IV site after reaching home.
Drink lots of fluids, and stay hydrated after performing CETC elbow joint. 
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