What is CECT Pelvis (Lower Abdomen)?
Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT) scan of the pelvis is an imaging procedure where a contrast material is injected and rotating beams of X-rays are used to create thin sliced images of the lower abdomen and pelvic region which are then used to create a detailed three dimensional anatomical model of the pelvis and abdominal region.
Why is CECT Pelvis (Lower Abdomen) done?
- • To diagnose any fractures of the pelvic bones which includes the hip bone and upper part of thighbone • To detect any infection, osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones of this region • To diagnosis any suspected arthritis, sacroiliitis, hip dislocations and ankylosing spondylitis • To diagnose Infections like appendicitis and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s Disease • To diagnose kidney, bladder or ovarian cancers • To detect injury to internal organs of the lower abdomen and pelvic region • To plan and guide a various treatments and procedures like biopsies, etc.
Preparation for CECT Pelvis (Lower Abdomen)
- 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.
Mahajan Imaging Centre (DC)
Defence Colony, NEW DELHI
Mahajan Imaging has a history of bringing new technologies into the private sector in the country for example standing weight bearing MRI, Cone Beam Dental CT, functional MRI, MR tractography, MR mammography, CT coronary angiography, 4D ultrasound with tomography, PET-CT, CT-guided robotic biopsy, digital mammography and DEXA bone densitometry. Continuing the said trend, they have recently installed Asia’s 1st Silent MRI technology and India’s first Dual Energy Spectral CT Scanner with the most advances cardiac imaging capabilities in the world. There are currently seven centres in New Delhi, with the standalone centres in Hauz Khas and Defence Colony. The other centres located in prestigious hospitals including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, PSRI Hospital, Fortis Hospital, BLK Super Speciality Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital.