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CECT Chest Extended

This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
  2. You may have to remove your jewelry and any metal objects which might interfere with the image.
  3. Inform your doctor and technician if you have any stents, implants or pacemakers in your body.
  4. Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
  5. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

Overview


What is CECT Chest Extended?

Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) Scan of the chest is an imaging procedure. A contrast material is injected and the rotating beams of X-rays are used to create a detailed three dimensional image of the chest or thorax. It helps to diagnose diseases associated with the heart, lungs, food pipe, rib cage, spinal column and surrounding soft tissues like muscles.


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