CECT Wrist Joint
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What is CECT Wrist Joint?
Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) Scan of the Wrist joint is a diagnostic procedure in which a contrast material is injected and the rotating beams of X-rays are used to create cross sectional and three dimensional images of the hand and wrist. This image can be used to visibly assess hand and wrist anatomy and detect any underlying disorders.
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