Blood Vessel CT scans

CT or CAT scans of your blood vessels are easy and the procedure is painless.


What are Blood Vessel CT scans?

The process of taking blood vessel CT scans begins by taking many different X-ray views at various different angles, which are then combined with the use of computer processing to create cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissue inside of your body, including tissues inside of solid organ.

Cardiovascular CT two views

Ordinary X-ray testing does not show clear images of soft tissue, so doctors often request CT scanning to get a good image of soft tissue including organs, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and the brain.

Cardiac 3D CAT two views

A CT scan of the blood vessels is also referred to as a CT angiography, which creates detailed images of both blood vessels and tissues throughout the body. Most of the time, a contrast dye is used in order to create clear, detailed images of blood vessels throughout the body. A CT scan is used to examine blood vessels in various parts of the body including the brain, neck, heart, chest, abdomen, pelvis, legs, feet, arms, and hands.

CT of heart valves in two views

Reasons for a Blood Vessel CT scan:

CT scans are used for a multitude of reasons. They may be done to check for certain cancers in various different ways including to detect abnormal tumors, growths or lumps. They also identify the location of tumors, the stage of cancer, and where to perform a biopsy.

A blood vessels CT scan can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. They are important in planning for certain types of therapy and surgery, as well as in the aftermath to determine whether the patient’s body is responding to treatment.

CT of heart from side in two views

CT scans can be used to detect cysts or infections in the body. They can also identify the bone structures within the body and can accurately measure the density of bone.

A CT scan is often used to quickly inspect a patient after an accident in order to identify traumatic internal injuries.

blood vessles in CT two views

A CT scan of the Blood Vessels may help diagnose (find):

A CT scan of the blood vessels is used to diagnose blood clot blockages, plaque blockages, and aneurysms.

A blood vessel CT scan can diagnose injury within the body as well as detect diseases in the arteries to the kidneys and identify narrowed arteries to the legs.

A CT scan of the blood vessels can help physicians identify birth related abnormalities in various parts of the body, as well as evaluate obstructions of the vessels.

A blood vessel CT scan guides surgeons and radiologists through procedures repairing diseased blood vessels or implanting stents.


3d heart CT two views

ABOVE: Aorta, blood vessel and heart CT.

blood vessel and aorta CT two views

ABOVE: A 3D heart and aorta CT has been isolated with color added.

Cardiovascular CAT scan two views

ABOVE: Cardiovascular CAT scan.


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