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CT Scan Orbit Axial Plain

This article contains information about the procedure, before care, aftercare, and the side effects of the CT Scan of the Orbit Axial Plane.

What is a CT Scan of the Orbit Axial Plane?

A Computed Tomography (CT) Scan is an imaging method which uses x-rays to create pictures of the internal organs of the body.

A CT Scan of the Orbit Axial Plane shows detailed images of the axial plane, the optic nerve,  the eye and the muscles in the nasal section.

How is a CT Scan of the Orbit Axial Plane performed?

The steps involved in the CT Scan of the Orbit Axial Plane are as follows:

  • The patient is made to lie down on a table that slides into the CT scanner.
  • The head is placed inside the CT scanner.
  • Once the patient is inside the scanner, the machine’s x-ray beam rotates, and a computer creates separate images of the area.
  • The patient may be asked to hold breath during the scanning because any motion can lead to blurriness in the images.
  • These images are stored, viewed, or printed on film.

The scan takes about 30 seconds, and the entire process takes about 15 minutes.

Side effects/risks of a CT Scan of the Orbit Axial Plane:

The side effects of a contrast dye after a CT Scan of the Orbit Axial Plane scan may include the following:

  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Mild skin rashes

Preparations before performing a CT Scan of the Orbit Axial Plane:

The only preparation before performing the CT Scan of the Orbit Axial Plane is that the patient may have to remove anything that might interfere with the CT scan pictures such as eyeglasses, dentures, hairpins or any other kind of jewellery.

Post-care of a CT Scan of Orbit Axial Plane:

There are no post-care measures as such after the CT Scan of the Orbit Axial Plane as such, and the patient may resume his/her day to day activities.

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