CECT SACRO COCCYGEAL REGION
CECT (Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography) Sacro Coccygeal Region is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses computed tomography scanning with the administration of a contrast material to visualize and evaluate the sacrum and coccyx, which are the lower parts of the spine.
During the procedure, a contrast material is typically injected into a vein in your arm. This contrast material helps highlight the structures and blood vessels in the sacro coccygeal region, providing detailed images that can help identify any abnormalities, fractures, tumors, infections, or other conditions affecting the area.
- Fasting: In most cases, fasting is not necessary for a CECT Sacro Coccygeal Region scan. However, specific instructions may vary depending on the imaging facility and the specific condition being evaluated. It’s best to follow any fasting instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the imaging facility.
- Medication: Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements. They may provide specific instructions regarding whether you should continue or temporarily stop taking certain medications before the test.
- Allergies: If you have a known allergy to contrast materials or iodine, inform your healthcare provider beforehand. They may take appropriate measures to minimize the risk of an allergic reaction, such as prescribing medications or using alternative contrast agents.
- Medical History: Provide your complete medical history, including any previous surgeries, current medical conditions, and allergies. This information will help your healthcare provider assess any potential risks or complications and tailor the procedure accordingly.
- Clothing: You may be asked to change into a hospital gown before the procedure. It’s advisable to wear loose and comfortable clothing to the imaging facility to facilitate the process.