CT Angio - Renal Arteries
What is CT Angio - Renal Arteries?
A CT (Computed Tomography) Angio - Renal Arteries is an imaging technique used to study the blood vessels in the kidney. It helps in observing aneurysm or ballooning of an artery, stenosis or narrowing of an artery, and blood flow in the kidneys. In this technique, a contrast dye is injected into the artery that carries blood into the kidney. As the dye flows through the blood vessels in the kidney, rotating beams of an X-ray capture.
This test is used to detect any issues in the blood vessels in the kidney, such as blood clots, tumours, bleeding, or any complications after a kidney transplant. It is important to inform the technician if you suffer from kidney problems or diabetes or are allergic to the contrast dye.
Why is CT Angio - Renal Arteries done?
- To evaluate the blood vessels of the kidneys in case of physical trauma or injury
- To evaluate the weak points in blood vessels or aneurysm
- To check for blockages in blood vessels due to plaque deposition or blood clot formation• To assess any abnormal formations of the blood vessels
- To study any suspected tumors (abnormal growth) and blood supply to tumors
- To determine the presence of haemorrhage or internal bleeding
- To assess the functioning of the kidneys
- To plan and to check the efficacy of various treatment procedures including kidney transplants