What is NCCT Head And Face?
Non Contrast Computed Tomography (NCCT) of the head and face is an imaging procedure in which the rotating beams of X-rays are used to create cross sectional images of the head and face which can then be used to form a three dimensional image of the skull and face. This image can be used to visibly assess skull and facial anatomy and detect any underlying disorders.
Why is NCCT Head And Face done?
- • To detect fractures in the skull bones or along joints of skull bones • To determine the problems of the eyes, bones around the eyes, and optic nerves • To detect disorders or diseases affecting the air-filled cavities of bones around the nose called sinuses • To detect and diagnose diseases affecting the facial or jaw bones like Paget’s Disease • To detect fractures of the facial or jaw bones due to trauma • To plan interventional and reconstructive procedures of the face and head • To detect the presence of tumor in the brain • To assess the auditory bones to determine disorders • To guide biopsy of brain tumors • To guide surgical procedures of the face and head
Preparation for NCCT Head And Face
- Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
- Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.
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