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CT extremities

Ct Extremities

A CT scan of an extremity, such as an arm or leg, is a diagnostic imaging procedure used to visualize the bones, joints, soft tissues, and blood vessels in that specific part of the body. This imaging technique provides detailed information about the anatomy, structure, and any abnormalities within the extremity. A CT extremity scan is primarily employed to diagnose and assess a range of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, including fractures, dislocations, joint injuries, soft tissue masses, infections, and vascular abnormalities. It helps in identifying the location, extent, and characteristics of these conditions, guiding treatment decisions, and surgical planning when necessary.

In clinical practice, a CT extremity scan is a valuable tool for orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in diagnosing and managing musculoskeletal disorders. It offers crucial insights into the specific extremity’s anatomy and any pathology affecting that area. For example, it helps determine the presence of fractures, assess their alignment, and identify any associated soft tissue injuries. Additionally, it aids in evaluating joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, by visualizing joint space and the surrounding structures. 

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an X-Ray?

X-ray imaging is perhaps the most commonly known form of diagnostic testing. Similar to visible light, x-rays use electromagnetic radiation, which contain wave-like forms of energy.

What radiologic procedures are available?

At Precise Radiology, we offer a range of radiologic procedures including X-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, and bone density scans.

How is the test performed?

Tests are performed by skilled technologists using advanced imaging technology tailored to each procedure.

How to prepare for the test?

Preparation instructions will be provided based on the specific test you're undergoing.

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