What does it consist of?
First, contrast injection is carried out. Intra-articular contrast causes the joint capsule to distend, allowing very detailed images of the damaged joint structure. Subsequently, the CT test is performed for image acquisition, so you must remain stretched on your back with your head resting on a cushion and, then, the table will move until the area of the body to be studied is in the center of the CT equipment.
CASES IN WHICH IT IS RECOMMENDED
The performance of Artro CT is mainly indicated in the following cases:
- Meniscus and cartilage injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Articular cartilage disorders
- Joint capsule tears and strains
- Detection of free intra-articular osteochondral bodies