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CECT Face

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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. 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 Face?

Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) scan of the face is a diagnostic procedure where a contrast material is injected and the rotating beams of X-rays are used to create cross sectional images of the face which are further used to form a three dimensional image of the face. This image can be used to visibly assess facial anatomy and detect problems.

Why is CECT Face done?

  1. • To detect disorders or diseases affecting the air-filled cavities of bones around the nose called sinuses • To detect and diagnose diseases affecting the facial or jaw bones like Paget’s Disease • To detect fractures of the facial or jaw bones due to trauma • To plan interventional and reconstructive procedures of the face • To determine problems of the eyes, bones around the eyes, and optic nerves

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