CT Angio - Upper Limb
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What is CT Angio - Upper Limb?
The Computed Tomography based Angiography of upper limbs 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 blood vessels and blood flow patterns in the upper limbs or arms to help detect and diagnose blood vessel disorders and blockages, if any.
Why is CT Angio - Upper Limb done?
- • To evaluate any physical trauma or injury to the upper limb • To evaluate any weak points in blood vessels or aneurysm • To check for blockages in blood vessels due to plaque deposition or blood clot formation • To detect the presence of any abnormal blood vessels • To diagnose the presence of any tumors (abnormal growth) and blood supply to tumors • To diagnose any congenital abnormalities of the circulatory system • To plan and to check the efficacy of treatments for blockages including stents and grafts
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