CECT Pituitary Sella
What is CECT Pituitary Sella?
A CECT Pituitary Sella or Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography of the Pituitary Sella is an imaging technique using highly focused radiation (X-ray beams) and contrast dye material to create multiple cross-sectional images of the pituitary sella (small, bony nook at the base of the skull). These images obtained by this method helps physicians to determine and assess the abnormalities in the pituitary sella protecting the brain.
A CECT Pituitary Sella is a non-invasive, safe procedure. However, the use of contrast material during the procedure may sometimes cause side effects. Abnormalities in the test scan report may help indicate the presence of empty sella syndrome (a condition causing shrinkage of pituitary glands), tumor, or any other conditions affecting the pituitary gland or sella turcica.
Why is CECT Pituitary Sella done?
- To detect the problems in your sella (shrunken/flattened pituitary gland)
- To diagnose presence of any pituitary tumor (cancer)
- To find out the cause of hemianopsia (decreased vision)