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CT Angio Vertebral Artery

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What is CT Angio Vertebral Artery?

The Computed Tomography based Angiography of the vertebral arteries 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 vertebral arteries, which are major blood vessel passing through the neck and supplying blood to the brain.

Why is CT Angio Vertebral Artery done?

  1. • To evaluate the vertebral arteries in case of physical trauma or injury • To evaluate any weak points of the blood vessels or aneurysm • To check for blockages in blood vessels due to plaque deposition or blood clot formation • To assess the risk of stroke due to reduced blood supply to the brain • To plan and check efficacy of treatments for blockages including stents and grafts

Preparation for CT Angio Vertebral Artery

  • 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.
  • Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

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Clinrad Diagnostics & Research Centre


About Clinrad Diagnostics & Research Centre

ClinRad Diagnostics started with a vision to provide world class diagnostics at affordable prices to all sections of the society. The diagnostic division is well supported by the state of the art laboratory spread over an area of 3000sft in second floor. The lab is equipped with high end equipment and well trained and qualified technical and professional staff, well supported by the board of directors.

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