CT Angiography (CTA) is performed to examine arteries and veins of the body in order to assess for aneurysms, atherosclerosis, stenosis, dissections, surgical repairs, and stents. It is far less invasive and takes shorter time than a Catheter angiography and is more precise than MRA.
What preparation is required?
● No consumption of solid food 4 hours prior to the test
● No restriction on water intake
What should I expect during the scan?
● Any metal infringements in the scanning area need to be removed
● Removable dental implants may need to be removed
● After conducting a sensitivity test, a technologist will administer the iodinated contrast via an IV
● You will be asked to hold your breath for 10-20 seconds while the images are captured
● The test usually lasts 10 minutes
● Following the exam, your cannula will be removed
● The report gets despatched within 12-24 hours.
Is there anything else I should know?
You are requested to bring a copy of the medical history of the patient, including recent lab work reports and any previous imaging scans that may have been prescribed by your doctor.