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CT Angio - Cerebral
What is CT Angio - Cerebral?
A CT Angio – Cerebral is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that detects abnormalities in your brain’s blood vessels like accumulation of fats and cholesterol, bleeding in the brain, tumors, injuries. These abnormalities in your cerebral (a crucial part of your brain) region can cause persistent headaches, double vision, fainting, and stroke. The scan also helps doctors to assess the risk of stroke, plan treatment for blockages, check the efficiency of stents and grafts.
During the scan, the X-ray beam takes images of your brain and transmits them to a computer monitor. You must stay still because movement can blur the pictures. Inform the doctor about your medications, if you are pregnant, diabetic, or have a history of kidney problems.
Why is CT Angio - Cerebral done?
- • To evaluate any injury to the cerebral blood vessels • To evaluate any weak points in the blood vessels or aneurysm • To check for blockages in blood vessels due to plaque deposition or blood clot formation • To detect the presence of any abnormal blood vessels • To assess the risk of stroke due to reduced blood supply to the brain • For planning and checking efficacy of treatments for blockages including stents and grafts • To estimate the integrity of the blood brain barrier and determine presence of bleeding, if any