Content created by
CT Angiography Right Upper Limb
What is CT Angiography Right Upper Limb?
CT Angiography Right Upper Limb is performed to identify and assess blood vessel disease or associated problems such as aneurysms or blockages. It is recommended when a person experiences pain in the jaw, chest, neck, and arm.
CT Angiography Right Upper Limb is a procedure that involves injecting contrast material into your blood arteries and scanning them with a CT scanner. A CT scan and dye injection are combined in CT angiography of the right upper limb. The blood veins in the right upper limb can be seen with this approach.
The abnormal results of upper limb CTA can detect stenosis, occlusion, vascular malformation, ruptured vessels, aneurysms (the ballooning of a part of an artery), congenital disabilities, and embolic events significantly when they impact arteries close to the wrist.
Why is CT Angiography Right Upper Limb done?
- To diagnose narrowed blood vessel or blocked arteries of the wrist, arm, upper arm, shoulder and injured blood vessels of the hand
- To detect any peripheral artery disease (PAD) which results in narrowed or blockage in the peripheral arteries of your leg (claudication)
- To find out takayasu’s disease (aorta inflammation which carries blood from the heart to the remaining body) and buerger’s disease (rare problem of swollen arm or leg arteries / vein which leads to clot)
- To evaluate atherosclerosis (depositions of fats or cholesterol in the artery walls) and vasculitis (swollen artery which results in decreased blood flow)