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CECT Wrist Joint
What is CECT Wrist Joint?
CECT Wrist Joint is a Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) scan used to detect abnormalities in the wrist joints. In this diagnostic test, rotating beams of X-rays create 3-dimensional and cross-sectional clear pictures of the hand and wrist joint. A contrast media (a special dye) is injected to enhance the view and highlight the joints and underlying disorders like carpal instability, inflammation, tumors or complications of implants.
A CECT scan is used to detect fractures or unexplained pain in the wrist bone, undiagnosed through X-rays. Also, it is used to detect any infection, inflammation, injury, degeneration, or deformity of the bones, soft tissues, tendon, ligaments, or muscles of the wrist joint. Additionally, a CECT scan can also be used for operative or biopsy procedures of the wrist joint.
Why is CECT Wrist Joint done?
- • To detect the fractures of the bones of the wrist joint not visible on a simple X-ray • To detect the cause of any unexplained pain in the wrist joint • To detect any infection, injury or inflammation of the soft tissues like the muscle, the tendons and ligaments of the wrist • To diagnose any suspected infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints) • To guide and monitor biopsy or the operative procedures of this joint