CT Cervico-Dorsal Spine
What is CT Cervico-Dorsal Spine?
CT Cervico-Dorsal Spine or Computed Tomography of Cervico-Dorsal Spine is a specialized diagnostic radiographic technique used to diagnose problems associated with the spinal cord and especially those of the cervical region. This technique produces multiple three-dimensional images of the spinal cord in multiple planes. It's a non-invasive, painless diagnostic emergency procedure that saves lives related to any internal injury or bleeding.
All metal objects from your body must be removed for safety before undergoing a CT scan. CT Cervico-Dorsal spine helps get the correct diagnosis and treatment for any spinal ailment.
Why is CT Cervico-Dorsal Spine done?
- • To detect the cause of any unexplained back pain • To detect fractures, inflammations, or infections of the vertebral bones not visible on a simple X-ray • To detect and diagnose herniated disk, which is the commonest cause of back pain • To detect malformations or genetic defects (birth defects) during spinal development in children • To direct intervention procedures like fine needle biopsy • To detect any infection, injury or inflammation of the soft tissues like muscle, and ligaments of the spine • To diagnose any suspected osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints)