Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) of the Dorso-Lumbar spine is a diagnostic procedure in which a contrast material is injected either in the blood or directly into the cerebrospinal fluid, following which rotating beams of X-rays are used to create cross sectional images of the dorsal and lumbar regions of the vertebral column. These cross sectional images can then be used to create a complete three dimensional image of the dorsolumbar region of the spinal column in which the vertebral bones, intervertebral disks and the surrounding soft issues are clearly visible.
Why Get Tested
- To detect the cause of any unexplained back pain;
- To detect any fractures, inflammations, or infections of the vertebral bones not visible on a simple X-ra;
- To detect and diagnose the presence of herniated disk, which is the commonest cause of persisting back pai;
- To detect malformations or genetic defects during spinal development in childre;
- To direct intervention procedures like fine needle biops;
- To detect any infection, injury or inflammation of the soft tissues like muscle, and ligaments of the spin;
- To diagnose any suspected infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints)
- 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.
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