CECT Left Ankle Joint
What is CECT Left Ankle Joint?
CECT Left Ankle Joint, also called Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography, is an imaging procedure used as a diagnostic tool to detect various problems in the left ankle joint. It also helps to access the regions of the left ankle joint that are difficult to view on simple x-rays. The procedure involves using x-ray technology and advanced computer analysis to generate detailed 3-dimensional images of the left ankle joint.
Most people do not experience any side effects. However, in a few cases, the contrast dye used during the procedure may cause mild side effects like flushing, itching, and headaches, which usually subsides within a few minutes. An abnormal test scan may indicate abnormal growth of bones, arthritis, inflammation, infection, or injury in the left ankle joints.
Why is CECT Left Ankle Joint done?
- To detect fractures of the bones of the ankle joint not visible on a simple X-ray
- To detect the cause of any unexplained pain in the ankle joint
- To detect any infection, injury or inflammation of the soft tissues like the muscle, the tendons and ligaments of the ankle joint
- To diagnose any suspected infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints)