CECT Chest - Lower Half
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What is CECT Chest - Lower Half?
Contrast Enhanced Computerized Tomography (CECT) Scan of the chest 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 chest or thorax to identify problems associated with the organs in it, namely the heart and lungs.
Why is CECT Chest - Lower Half done?
- • To determine the cause of symptoms like cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, etc. • To detect inflammations or infection of heart, lungs, food pipe, liver, stomach and other organs • To detect injury to the internal organs, bones of rib cage, or spine due to trauma • To make detailed assessment if some abnormalities appear in a standard X-ray of the chest • To detect the presence of any tumors (abnormal growth) • To detect any congenital abnormalities (birth defects) • To direct intervention procedures like fine needle biopsy
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