What is CT CVJ With Contrast?
The CVJ CT Scan or Computerized Tomography Scan of the Cranio-Vertebral Junction with contrast is a diagnostic procedure where a contrast material is injected and rotating beams of X-rays are used to create cross sectional images of the Cranio-Vertebral Junction, which is the joint of the skull and vertebral column. These cross sectional images can then be used to create a complete three dimensional image of the craniovertebral junction.
Why is CT CVJ With Contrast done?
- • To assess the integrity of the cranio-vertebral junction • To locate and diagnose fractures of the bones of this joint • To detect and diagnose damage to the tendons and ligaments • To perform the evaluation of a surgical procedure before and after the surgery • To diagnose any suspected inflammation or infection of the cranio-vertebral junction • To detect any congenital developmental anomalies of this joint • To diagnose other conditions like Paget’s Disease, Down’s Syndrome, etc. in combination with other tests
Preparation for CT CVJ With Contrast
- 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.
- Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
Hamdard Imaging Centre
Hamdard Nagar, NEW DELHI
Hamdard Imaging centre has been established with a vision to provide latest and advanced technology for everyone at an affordable cost without compromising on quality and care .We strive to upgrade our equipments , technology and integrate latest advances in imaging.Established in 2013 under an agreement between Jamia Hamdard and Clearmedi Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. to provide radiological services to the well established HAH Centenary Hospital, Hamdard Institute Medical Science and Research (HIMSR).