CT Scan Angiogram Services

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Premier Medical Associates offers CT Scan Angiograms to Central Florida

What are CT Scan Angiograms?

CT Scan Angiogram Services are a type of medical test that combines a CT scan with an injection of a special dye to produce pictures of blood vessels and tissues in a part of your body. The dye is injected through an intravenous line started in your arm or hand.

A computerized tomography scan, or CT scan, is a type of X-Ray that uses a computer to make cross-sectional images of your body. The dye injected to perform CT angiography is called a contrast material because it “lights up” blood vessels and tissues that are being studied.

Who is an Ideal Patient for CT Scan Angiograms?

Primary Care Doctors order CT Scan Angiograms for a long list of reasons:

  • Detect injury to one or more arteries in the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, or limbs following trauma.
  • Evaluate arteries feeding a tumor prior to surgery or other procedures such as chemoembolization or selective internal radiation therapy.
  • Identify dissection or splitting in the aorta in the chest or abdomen or its major branches.
  • Show the extent and severity of coronary artery disease and its effects and plan for an intervention, such as a coronary bypass and stenting.
  • Examine pulmonary arteries in the lungs to detect pulmonary embolism (blood clots, such as those traveling from leg veins).
  • Look at congenital abnormalities in blood vessels, especially arteries in children (e.g., malformations in the heart or other blood vessels due to congenital heart disease).
  • Evaluate stenosis and obstructions of vessels.

What is the Benefit of CT Scan Angiograms?

  • Used for diagnosis to show very detailed pictures of inside your head, neck, body, legs and arms.
  • Can be used during surgery to look at blood vessels while they are being repaired.
  • Although CT scans use radiation, no radiation is left in your body after the scan is finished.
  • Painless, accurate and fast.