What is CECT Head?
CECT stands for Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography . This test is used to create a three dimesnsional image of the head through the use of dye and X rays. The test is done to detect the cause of change in thinking behaviour, difficulty in pronunciation, double vission, fainting & hearing loss. The test diagnose disorders such as brain tumor, stroke, a tear in the wall of artery and aneurysm.
Why is CECT Head done?
- • To detect the fracture of the skull or damage to the brain due to trauma • To detect any internal bleeding in the brain • To determine the risk of stroke or location of blockage in blood flow causing a stroke • To detect the presence of diseases like hydrocephalus • To detect the inflammation of the meninges (covering of the brain and spine) • To detect the presence of tumors (abnormal growths) and guide treatment procedures for it • To guide fine needle biopsy procedures