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NCCT Left Elbow Joint

Overview Brief

Has your doctor ordered an NCCT Left Elbow Joint for you? This article will tell you all about it.

What is NCCT Left Elbow Joint?

NCCT Left Elbow Joint is a diagnostic tool that involves creating a three-dimensional image of the left elbow joint by means of rotating X-rays to capture and identify disorders of any kind.

NCCT involves the use of computed tomography to create multiple cross-sectional images (called slices) of the left elbow joint including the bones, surrounding tissues, and blood vessels. Digital geometry processing is used to convert these into a three-dimensional image. It is non-invasive, does not require any contrast material and is a fast, painless procedure. Hence, it is the preferred method of imaging to detect inflammation, infection, fractures, tumours, or other disorders in the elbow joint.

How is NCCT Left Elbow Joint performed?

NCCT Left Elbow Joint is performed in an exam room where the NCCT machine is kept.

  • The patient changes into a hospital gown and lies supine on the examination table.
  • The table enters the NCCT machine where rotating X-rays capture images of the elbow joint.
  • The procedure usually takes several minutes.
  • The images generated can be printed on a film or stored electronically.

Side effects/risks of NCCT Left Elbow Joint

While NCCT Left Elbow Joint is a risk-free procedure, potential side effects include

  • Possible harm to unborn foetuses.
  • Minor risk due to radiation exposure.
  • Adverse impact on medical implants like pacemakers.

Preparations before performing NCCT Left Elbow Joint

The following preparations will help NCCT Left Elbow Joint to be conducted smoothly:

  • All metallic objects, like jewellery, must be removed.
  • Pregnant women should keep the radiologist informed so that radiation levels can be reduced.
  • Those prone to claustrophobia may be given a mild sedative before entering the machine.

Post-care after NCCT Left Elbow Joint

No special post-care is required after NCCT Left Elbow Joint – the test results will be shared by the radiologist in a few days.

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