What is computerized tomography
Computerized Tomography Angiography is an advanced imaging technique
which uses a computer and x_rays to visualize blood flow.
How long does the scan take?
This depends on the body area being studied. An average length of
time is approximately 30 minutes.
How is the scan done? The scan requires the IV injection of the contrast media.
Injection of the contrast may cause a local feeling of warmth.
Reactions are rare but it is extremely important to report any
concerns to the technologist.
Preparation for the scan: The patient should not eat or drink for at least 6 hours
prior to the scan.
Medications may be taken with a small amount of water during this
It is extremely important to report any allergies or previous
reactions to medications to the physician, nurses, or x-ray
A radiologist will evaluate the test and prepare a report to be sent
to your doctor. It may take several days to receive this report from