CT angiography is a diagnostic tool that uses special X-ray equipment and an injected dye to help visualize arteries and blood vessels. This type of test can be used to assess blood flow to the brain, lungs, heart, kidneys, or other organs and tissues.
CT angiography is generally safe and well tolerated, with a very low risk of complications. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, and results are typically available within 24 hours. If you are scheduled for a CT angiography, it is important to follow all instructions provided by your doctor or medical team. This will help ensure that the test is performed safely and accurately.« Back to Glossary Index