What is CECT Foot?
A CECT Foot or Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography of the foot is a medical imaging procedure that helps physicians evaluate its anatomy and associated problems like bone fractures, connective and soft tissue injury, infections, ulcers, flat and Cavus foot. In CECT technique, rotating beams of X-rays are used after injection of contrast material to produce detailed cross-sectional images of the foot. These images also help surgeons to perform safer and less invasive surgeries.
Exposure to radiation during a scan may cause minor side effects. However, supportive therapies are available to manage potential side effects. An abnormal CECT foot scan may indicate deformities and malfunctions of the foot and helps detect the presence of tumors (abnormal growth), fractures, or other lesions in the foot.
Why is CECT Foot done?
- • To detect any fractures of the bones of the foot • To detect tumors (abnormal growth) or other lesions in the foot • To detect deformations and malformations of the foot • To detect any infections of the foot • To diagnose flat foot and Cavus foot • To guide and monitor biopsy or other operative procedures of the foot