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CT AngiographyIn Jaipur

What is CT Angiography?

CT angiography is a medical test combining a CT scan with a dye that is injected to form blood vessel images and tissues in the body part. The intravenous line is involved in injecting the dye into the patient’s arm or hand. CT angiography is a kind of X-ray that involves using a computer to produce cross-sectional pictures of the patient’s body. The injected dye used in performing CT angiography is referred to as a contrast material as it lights up tissues and blood vessels that are being assessed.

Why one should book a CT Angiography?

CT angiography test is often needed when the patient has an anomaly involving the brain, lungs, kidneys, heart, lungs, and other body parts of blood vessels. Doctors might involve using the information achieved from the test to understand more about the patient’s condition and evaluate the best options to recommend treatment. Here is why there is a need to book a CT angiography:

  • Helps in detecting an aneurysm- a blood vessel that becomes enlarged or ruptured and damaged
  • Assist in identifying narrowed blood vessels by atherosclerosis which is a fatty material forming plaques in the artery walls 
  • To determine unusual blood vessel formations inside the brain
  • Look for damaged blood vessels by injury 
  • Helps in finding blood clots formed in the legs and moved toward the lungs 
  • Assess a tumor fed by a blood vessel

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What tests are included in CT Angiography?

Tests or evaluations incorporated in a CT angiography might different depending on the medical indication and body area being assessed. Here are some of the common test types included in CTA tests:

  • Coronary CT angiography- This test helps in assessing coronary artery disease and viewing the blood vessels narrowing or blockage. 
  • Peripheral CTA- This test helps in diagnosing peripheral artery diseases and evaluating the degree of the arterial blockage. 
  • Abdominal and pelvic CTA- This test type benefits in assessing the abdomen and pelvis blood vessels. With this test, the doctor can diagnose different conditions such as renal artery stenosis, aortic aneurysms, and other vascular problems. 
  • Pulmonary CTA- It assists in examining the pulmonary arteries and is used to determine pulmonary embolism. 
  • Aortic CTA- With this test, the doctor can assess the aorta, the body’s main artery, and determine conditions such as aortic stenosis, aortic dissections, or aneurysms. 
  • Head and neck CTA- Doctors can assess brain and neck blood vessels with this test type and look for signs like stroke or vascular anomalies. 
  • Renal CTA- This test type emphasizes the problems related to blood vessels supplying the kidneys and renal vascular or renal artery stenosis.
  • Mesenteric CTA- The test benefits in evaluating the blood vessels and assists in diagnosing conditions such as stenosis or mesenteric ischemia.

What preparation is required for the CT Coronary Angiography?

The healthcare provider usually provides proper guidelines to be prepared for a CT angiography test. The patient might be asked to stop taking some medications like vasodilators before the test. It is recommended to stop eating around eight hours before the test. However, the patient can still drink water if feels thirsty.

The patient has to stop the consumption of drinks containing caffeine around twelve hours before the test. This is because caffeine can fasten the heartbeat making it complex to gain a clear image of coronary arteries.

Why should you choose Rukmani Birla Hospital in Jaipur for CT angiography? 

Rukmani Birla Hospital is the only hospital delivering super specialty cardiac care to patients across the eastern region. The hospital has integrated experienced and professional cardiac surgeons, including the best cardiologists and support staff holding expertise in their fields. They are skilled in managing the intricate cardiology and cardiac surgery requirements. Our experts have the expertise of managing conditions and other healthcare services. We have a diagnostic lab that is fully equipped with the latest and advanced technologies. Hence it allows our healthcare professionals to initiate CT angiography without any hassle. If your doctor has recommended and is looking for a top heart specialist in Jaipur, then Rukmani Birla Hospital is your go-to solution.

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