NCCT SI Joints
What is NCCT SI Joints?
Non-contrast Computed Tomography (NCCT) SI Joints (Sacroiliac joint) helps to visualize the SI joint which connects spine to the pelvis. SI joint provides stability and attenuates force to the legs. This test is recommended in case of swelling, tenderness, pain, stiffness, locking or difficulty in movement of the joint. It helps to diagnose spondylitis, degeneration.
Why is NCCT SI Joints done?
- • To determine functioning and proper movement of the sacroiliac joints • To detect any fractures of the sacrum and iliac bones • To diagnose the cause of any persisting lower back pain • To detect any inflammation or infection of the joint and bones • To detect tumors or other masses in the sacroiliac region • To guide diagnostic procedures like biopsy or other therapeutic procedures