CECT Head - Test, Cost & Procedure

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What is the CECT Head?

CECT head is a contrast study in which a contrast medium is used to visualize the internal structure of the head and its pathology(disease condition).

Why is it done?

Doctors recommend this radiology test to look for any underlying problems in the head  concerns like:

  • Seizures
  • Abscess (Fluid collection)
  • Tumour/Brain mass
  • Venous thrombosis - when the blood clot blocks a vein
  • Hemorrhage
  • Bone abnormalities

In which case, CECT Head is not performed? 

If you are pregnant and have a chance to become pregnant and if you have a severe allergic reaction from iodine.

What is The Procedure For CECT Head?

It is an examination in which a contrast medium/dye is injected through a cannula that is placed in your forearm. In this you need to lie on a table and arms are placed on the sides then scans are performed.

How Does One Prepare For This Test?

Fasting is employed for 4-6 hours prior to the examination. You need to bring the serum creatinine report.

After care

After completion of the examination, Cannula is removed from your forearm. You need to drink more water after examination for faster excretion of contrast material.

Cost of CECT Head  in Delhi

The CECT Head test cost near me in Delhi typically ranges from INR 2300 to INR 4600, depending on the diagnostic center.

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Test Type CECT Head

CECT Head (CT Scan)

  • Remove the object that contains Metal, such as Jewellery, Hair Clips, Watches, Rings, or any other similar object from scanning part of the body, so as to avoid a bright or blank spot on the diagnostic film.
  • You must inform the technologist, radiology nurse, and/or physician if you have allergies, are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are on medication.
  • Minimum 4 hours fasting required.
  • You can drink water.
  • Latest (1 Week) Serum Creatinine or KFT report required.
  • Doctor’s Prescription.
  • Bring all documents related to medical history.
  • Carry your ID Proof.

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Test Price ₹ 2000 ₹ 4000
Frequently Asked Questions

A brain CT is performed to assess any brain lesion, injury, infection or tumors including hydrocephalus or other conditions.

The CT scan of the brain can be done with or without the contrast medium. A contrast is a substance that helps enhance the quality of the images produced. Contrast can be given by intravenous route or orally. The contrast enhanced computed tomography is known as CECT.

The CT head scan usually takes about 5-10 minutes, although with contrast based study, it might take additional 15-20 minutes.

If you are undergoing a contrast based study i.e.CECT, you are suggested not to eat anything at least 4-6 hours before the scan, although you can drink anything as usual. If you are undergoing a CT scan without contrast, you can eat or drink anything normally.

A CECT scan can pose certain side effects:

  • Due to radiation - There is a slight possibility of developing radiation-related side effects that include change in the DNA structures configuration. These changes in DNA can cause cancer. Although the chances of developing cancer due to a single CT scan are very low.
  • Due to contrast medium- contrast can cause certain allergic reactions such as 
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Rashes
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Burning
    • Sneezing
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • lightheadedness

Doctors might use CECT head for:

  • Seizures
  • Hemorrhages
  • Bone abnormalities
  • Tumours or cancer of brain
  • Cysts of brain
  • Abscess (fluid collections)
  • Venous thrombosis- when blood clot blocks a vein

CECT stands for contrast enhanced computed tomography while the CT scan stands for computed tomography. A CECT is a CT scan with contrast, it has higher sensitivity for detecting any residual diseases, or other disorders and diseases of the brain. Although the cost of an MRI is more than the price of a CECT scan.

We cannot measure a fixed amount of a CECT head as it varies from one diagnostic centre to another depending on various factors. It can generally cost between 2000-6000 INR.

A contrast enhanced computed tomography or CT scan uses x-rays in series that helps to view the brain in detail. A CT scan can efficiently detect fractures, haemorrhages, hematoma, contusions and brain swellings.

The difference between CECT and MRI is that the CECT uses radiation and MRI scan uses magnetism to produce scan images of the internal organs. The MRI scan stands safe in terms of radiation hazards also it is capable of producing more detailed images than a CT scan.

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