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CECT Hip Joint

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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. Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
  3. 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 Hip Joint?

A CECT Hip Joint or Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography of the hip joint is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses rotating beams of X-rays after administering contrast materials to access and find the causes of hip pain. The three-dimensional images of the hip joint, produced by the scan, help physicians in the early diagnosis of various pathological conditions like fractures, tissue injury, arthritis, and bone deformities.


The risks of a CECT Hip Joint scan are extremely low. However, repeated exposure to radiation (X-rays) may cause minor side effects such as itching, irritation, loss of skin hair, which usually subside within a few days. An abnormal scan may indicate joint dislocation, osteoporosis (loss of bone density), or the presence of tumors (abnormal growths) or other masses in the hip joint.

Why is CECT Hip Joint done?

  1. • To detect fractures of the bones forming the hip joint • To diagnose any osteoarthritis or dislocation of the hip joint • To detect infections or inflammation of the hip joint • To diagnose any infections of the tendons and ligaments supporting the hip joint • To detect the presence of tumors (abnormal growths) or other masses in the area of hip joint

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