CECT Head And Orbit Axial
Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) scan of the head and orbit is a diagnostic procedure in which a contrast material is injected and the rotating beams of X-rays are used to create cross sectional images of the head, eyes, orbits and eye sockets, and surrounding bony and soft tissues which is further helpful in forming a three dimensional image of the head and the orbits.
Why Get Tested
- To detect fractures in the skull bones or along joints of skull bone;
- To determine problems of the eyes, bones around the eyes, and optic nerve;
- To plan interventional and reconstructive procedures of the head and orbi;
- To detect the presence of tumor in the brai;
- To assess the auditory bones to determine disorder;
- To diagnose the cause of symptoms like persistent headcahe, confusion, dizziness, sudden loss of consciousness, etc;
- To guide biopsy of brain tumor;
- To guide surgical procedures of the face and head
- 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.
- Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the X-ray.