CECT Head And Orbit Axial
What is CECT Head And Orbit Axial?
A CECT Head And Orbit Axial scan is a medical imaging procedure that uses a series of X-ray beams and contrast material to create 3-dimensional images of the head and eye sockets (orbits). Unusual symptoms like severe headaches, fainting episodes, seizures, or sudden loss of vision may require a head scan to diagnose the illness. The images can help examine the underlying issues of the head and orbit axial regions like congenital birth defects, optical nerve damage, and optical bone fractures.
CECT Head and Orbital Axial scan is a low-risk procedure, causing temporary, minor side effects. An abnormal result can indicate aneurysms, internal bleeding, stroke, skull fractures, and possibly foreign objects lodged in the eye sockets. Women must inform the doctor about their possible pregnancy before the scan.
Why is CECT Head And Orbit Axial done?
- • To detect fractures in the skull bones or along joints of skull bones • To determine problems of the eyes, bones around the eyes, and optic nerves • To plan interventional and reconstructive procedures of the head and orbit • To detect the presence of tumor in the brain • To assess the auditory bones to determine disorders • To diagnose the cause of symptoms like persistent headcahe, confusion, dizziness, sudden loss of consciousness, etc. • To guide biopsy of brain tumors • To guide surgical procedures of the face and head