What is CECT Neck?
Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) Scan of the neck is a diagnostic procedure in which a contrast material is injected and the rotating beams of X-rays are used to create a detailed three dimensional image of the neck to identify problems associated with the vertebrae and the other soft tissues in the neck region.
Preparation for CECT Neck
- 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 X-ray.
- Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
Why Get Tested for CECT Neck?
- • To detect any fractures, inflammations, or infections in bones which may not have been visible on a simple X-ray • To detect and diagnose any herniated disk in the neck area (cervical spine), which is the commonest cause of severe neck or upper back pain • To detect tumors of the spinal cord • To detect malformations during spinal development in children • To measure bone density to diagnose and estimate severity of conditions like osteoporosis, arthritis, etc. • To detect and diagnose any injuries to the softer tissues in the neck • For direct intervention procedures like fine needle biopsy in the neck area
Gagan Pathology & Imaging Centre
Rohini, NEW DELHI
Gagan Pathology Centre has successfully developed itself into a centre of excellence in the field of laboratory medicine by adopting latest techniques, inducting highly skilled professionals and introducing latest state of the art analyzers from USA, Germany, France and Japan. Dr. Garg ensures that QUALITY exists at all stages of testing: right from collection of samples to final release of the report. Consultants and technical staff are encouraged to upgrade their existing knowledge and expertise by regular in-service training workshops and sessions. Efforts are also made to keep Clinicians informed about latest additions in the laboratory and development in the field of diagnostics through interaction with them in various conferences and through Medical News Bulletins and Newsletters. Gagan Pathology Centre has received an International ISO 15189:2003 Accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. As of today the laboratory is accredited as per latest ISO 15189:2007 Standard.