What is CT Angio?
A CT Angio is an imaging test for examining the functioning of the body’s blood vessels and arteries. It detects various blood vessel-related ailments, like narrowing and plaque deposition in the arteries. A CT scan is done after injecting a contrast material to obtain cross-sectional images of the vessels. It helps observe them for blockages, clots, aneurysms, congenital cardiovascular abnormalities, disorganized blood vessels, tumors, vessel ruptures, or injury. It may provide more precise details than MRIs or conventional catheter angiography for conducting surgery, or eliminate needing it altogether.
Why is CT Angio done?
- • To evaluate any physical trauma or injury to the blood vessels • To evaluate weak points in blood vessels or aneurysm • To evaluate blockages in blood vessels due to plaque deposition or blood clot formation • To evaluate the presence of any abnormal blood vessels • To evaluate study of blood supply to tumors (abnormal growths) • To evaluate congenital abnormalities (birth defects) of the circulatory system • For planning and checking efficacy of treatments for blockages including stents and grafts