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CECT Knee Joints
What is CECT Knee Joints?
A CECT Knee Joints or Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography of knee joints is a medical diagnostic technique that uses X-rays, contrast materials, and computer software to capture detailed 3-dimensional images of the knee joints. The contrast materials increase the visibility of the regions to be examined. The 3-D images obtained by this scan help physicians diagnose symptoms like knee swelling, bone deformity, inflammation, tenderness, difficulty in walking or moving the legs, and a gradual increase in pain.
A CECT Knee joint is a noninvasive and relatively safe procedure. However, exposure to high radiation can sometimes cause temporary skin rashes and itching. An abnormal scan may indicate various underlying disorders affecting the knee joints, such as degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, fractures, connective and soft tissue injuries, etc.
Why is CECT Knee Joints done?
- To locate and diagnose the fractures of the bones forming the knee joint
- To assess articulation or movement of the knee joint
- To detect congenital anomalies (birth defects)
- To detect inflammation or infection and help diagnose arthritis
- To detect any damage of the connective tissues of this joint