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?
- To diagnose congenital disease and evaluation of the patient before and for evaluation of the patients before atrial fibrillation.
- To detect stenosis (blockage in the blood vessels of the heart), increased blood pressure and pulmonary embolism (thrombus in the pulmonary arteries)
- To find out Pulmonary neoplasm / cancer progression in the case of fibrosing mediastinitis or and tuberculosis-related pulmonary destruction
- To evaluate pulmonary vein thrombosis (rare complication due to pulmonary tumors or lung surgeries)
- 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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