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CECT Leg

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  1. 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.
  2. Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
  3. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

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What is CECT Leg?

A CECT Leg or Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography of the leg is an imaging technique that uses contrast material, X-rays, and computers to create detailed cross-sectional images of the leg. These images may help physicians and orthopedists access and evaluate the conditions affecting the leg. Moreover, the image also helps detect fractures, tumors, and structural instability/misalignment, less-dense body parts, such as discs and nerve roots in the leg.

Some people may experience slight burning at the site of the contrast material injection and develop a few adverse effects such as irritation, skin burn, or rashes, which usually subside within a few minutes. An abnormal scan may indicate the presence of defects or deformities such as osteoporosis (brittle and fragile bones), fractures, or injuries in the leg.

Why is CECT Leg done?

  1. • To detect the fractures of the bones of the leg not visible on a simple X-ray • To detect the cause of any unexplained pain in the leg • To detect any infection, injury or inflammation of the soft tissues like the muscle, the tendons and ligaments of the leg • To diagnose any suspected infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints)

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