CT Angio- Pulmonary Venous Anatomy

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What is CT Angio- Pulmonary Venous Anatomy?

The (Computed Tomography) CT angio- pulmonary venous anatomy is an imaging procedure in which the rotating beams of X-rays are used after injection of a contrast material to create a detailed image of the the veins which transports oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart.

Why is CT Angio- Pulmonary Venous Anatomy done?

  1. To diagnose congenital disease and evaluation of the patient before and for evaluation of the patients before atrial fibrillation.
  2. To detect stenosis (blockage in the blood vessels of the heart), increased blood pressure and pulmonary embolism (thrombus in the pulmonary arteries)
  3. To find out Pulmonary neoplasm / cancer progression in the case of fibrosing mediastinitis or and tuberculosis-related pulmonary destruction
  4. To evaluate pulmonary vein thrombosis (rare complication due to pulmonary tumors or lung surgeries)
  5. To monitor progress pulmonary venous hypertension and calcifications of the pulmonary veins generally found in the patients with rheumatic fever or kidney failure case

Preparation for CT Angio- Pulmonary Venous Anatomy

  • Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
  • You may have to remove your jewelry and any metal objects which might interfere with the image.

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