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What is CECT Leg?
Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) scan of the leg is a diagnostic procedure in which a contrast material is injected and the rotating beams of X-rays are used to create cross sectional images of the leg which can then be used to create a three dimensional image of the leg. This image can be used to visibly assess the anatomy of the leg and to diagnose any associated problems.
Why is CECT Leg done?
- • To detect the fractures of the bones of the leg not visible on a simple X-ray • To detect the cause of any unexplained pain in the leg • To detect any infection, injury or inflammation of the soft tissues like the muscle, the tendons and ligaments of the leg • To diagnose any suspected infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints)