Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) scan of the femur (thigh bone) is a diagnostic procedure in which a contrast material is injected and the rotating beams of X-rays are used to create a detailed three dimensional image of the thigh bone or femur to detect any underlying pathological conditions.
Why Get Tested
- To detect the fractures of the femur (thigh bone) not visible on a simple X-ra;
- To detect the cause of any unexplained pain in the thigh bon;
- To detect any infection, injury or inflammation of the soft tissues like the muscl;
- To diagnose any suspected infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the thigh bone
- 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.