CECT Shoulder Joint
What is CECT Shoulder Joint?
CECT Shoulder Joint or Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography scan of the shoulder joint. It is a medical imaging technique to assess defects in the glenohumeral joint, which is a ball and socket joint connecting upper extremities to the trunk.
This procedure involves using contrast dye in combination with X-ray scans to create 3-dimensional images of the shoulder joint. These images can help diagnose conditions of the shoulder joint like:
Rotator cuff disease
Exposure to radiation and contrast material during the procedure may cause minor side effects like discomfort, flushing, rash, and itching, , which usually subside within a short time. An abnormal scan report may indicate deformities or inflammation in cartilages and joints and underlying disorders associated with the shoulder joint.
Why is CECT Shoulder Joint done?
- • To detect any fractures of the bones of the shoulder which were not visible on a simple X-ray • To detect inflammations or damage to the cartilages and joints • To detect any pathology of the soft tissues like the muscles, the tendons and ligaments • To detect any suspected infections or inflammations of the shoulder joint • To detect any structural anomalies of the shoulder joints • To diagnose cause of disrupted motility at joints like frozen shoulder • To detect any tumors (abnormal growth) or other masses • To guide treatment procedures like placement of implants for complicated fractures