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CT Aortogram

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  1. Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
  2. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

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What is CT Aortogram?

A CT aortogram is a scan that evaluates your upper body's blood supply. The pictures aid in the detection and diagnosis of aortic and aortic branch diseases such as atherosclerosis. Any obstructions or abnormalities in the chest arteries caused by accidents or injuries that may damage the blood arteries in the chest require a CT aortogram. CT aortography is safe, quick, and allows for noninvasive assessment of the aorta.


Serum creatinine results (no more than four weeks old) are necessary to assess the health of your kidneys if contrast media is used to improve picture quality during the scan. The values assist in determining the sort of contrast medium to be used (as some contrast media may damage kidneys).

Why is CT Aortogram done?

  1. • To evaluate the aorta and its branches for conditions affecting them, including aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection and aortic blockages • To check for malformations of the aorta like double aortic arch • To evaluate any suspected injuries to the aorta • To diagnose any inflammatory conditions of the aorta

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