CT Angio- Pulmonary Embolism
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What is CT Angio- Pulmonary Embolism?
The Computed Tomography based Angiography 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 pulmonary (lung) blood vessels and their blood flow patterns to help detect and diagnose blood supply disorders due to blockages in the blood vessels.
Why is CT Angio- Pulmonary Embolism done?
- • To evaluate the pulmonary blood vessels for embolism or blockage which may be caused by a number of factors like air, blood clot, fat deposits, tumor, etc. • To check for abnormalities of blood clotting factors causing increased blood coagulation • To evaluate the pulmonary blood vessels for embolism or blockage in case of recent surgery or prolonged period of immobility like bed rest • To detect the presence of any malignant tumors (abnormal growth)
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