What is CECT Face?
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT)-Face is an imaging technique used to visualize bones and soft tissue structures of the face. It provides a clear-cut image of the dense and soft tissues like the facial bones, air filled hollow sinuses, throat, salivary glands, etc. This way, any abnormality like a clog, tumor, or inflammation can be identified, and personalized treatment can be started immediately.
In this procedure, to enhance the differences between the structures, a contrast dye is injected into your body. The doughnut-shaped tube emits powerful X-rays that rotate around your face to capture 3-Dimensional images, which can be viewed on a monitor. You may experience slight burning at the site of injection, metallic taste, and warm flushing, which usually subside within a few seconds.
Why is CECT Face done?
- • 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 • To determine problems of the eyes, bones around the eyes, and optic nerves