What is CECT Clavicle?
The CECT (Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography) Clavicle is an imaging technique that gives a clear view of the clavicle or the collar bone. This procedure helps detect any disorders of the collar bone like infections, injuries, or fractures of the collar bone. It also helps detect any inflammation of the surrounding muscles or tendons.
In this procedure, a special dye called contrast material is injected through a vein. Then, the rotating beams of an X-Ray are used to create a three-dimensional image of the clavicle.
A hospital gown is provided before this procedure, and the patient is advised to remove any jewelry or metallic items from their body. Pregnant women are advised to inform the doctor as the radiation could affect the developing fetus.
Why is CECT Clavicle done?
- • To detect any fractures of the bones of the clavicle (collarbone) not visible on a simple X-ray • To detect the cause of any unexplained pain in the area of the collar bone • To detect any infection, injury or inflammation of the surrounding soft tissues like the muscle and tendons