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CT Cervico-Dorsal Spine With Contrast

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Test Preparation
  1. 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.
  2. Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
  3. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

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What is CT Cervico-Dorsal Spine With Contrast?

The CT Cervico-Dorsal Spine With Contrast is a safe and advanced scan that helps doctors detect spinal injuries or fractures, inflammation, genetic defects, tumors, arthritis, infections, and other abnormalities. A contrast material is injected into the cerebrospinal fluid (fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord) or in the blood. The contrast and rotating X-ray beams create clear images of your spinal column, specifically, your neck region (cervical spine) and the base of the neck to the bottom of your rib cage (dorsal region).

You may feel a metallic taste or a warm sensation in your body because of the contrast material. Consult a spine specialist at Ivyclique if you are experiencing unexplained back pain, loss of feeling, or restricted mobility.

Why is CT Cervico-Dorsal Spine With Contrast done?

  1. • To detect the cause of any unexplained back pain • To detect fractures, inflammations, or infections of the vertebral bones not visible on a simple X-ray • To detect and diagnose herniated disk, which is the commonest cause of back pain • To detect malformations or genetic defects (birth defects) during spinal development in children • To direct intervention procedures like fine needle biopsy • To detect any infection, injury or inflammation of the soft tissues like muscle, and ligaments of the spine • To diagnose any suspected osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints)

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