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CTA

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CTA (Computed Tomographic Angiography) is a special type of imaging examination that provides detailed pictures of the body’s arteries and veins Feed and grow fish free download. Intravenous Iodine-based contrast is given during the study to make the arteries and veins more prominent. The series of images obtained during CT scanning can be used to create a 3-dimensional picture of the blood vessels MyrusEdge Catalyst. These detailed images can often replace the need for traditional catheter-directed angiography to determine if a patient may benefit from angioplasty or stent placement 파로스 프록시 다운로드. Interventional Radiologists are specially trained to interpret these high-tech images and can diagnose disease of the arteries and veins with CTA.

Common Uses for CTA

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Preparing for a CTA

  • You should not eat for six hours prior to the exam.
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  • Absolutely no Viagra, Cialis, Levitra or any other erectile dysfunction medications are to be taken for three days prior to the exam.
  • No caffeine containing products for 24 hours before the study Macabelli More Logic.
  • An intravenous (IV) line will be inserted into your arm

What Should I Expect?

During the Study

You will be given an intravenous (IV) contrast (iodine contrast or x-ray dye) for this study exe 파일 다운로드. A heart monitor will be attached to assess your heart rhythm and rate. An oxygen tube may be placed into your nose during the study. You may receive medication to help lower your heart rate 쉬어갈 때 다운로드. You will receive one dose of nitroglycerine under your tongue during the study.

After The Study

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Rarely patients can develop delayed contrast reactions. If any mild rash or swelling develops, call the radiology department nurse on the information sheet provided. If symptoms are severe, such as difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, go to the nearest emergency department immediately.

If you were given medication to lower your heart rate, you may experience temporary mild dizziness, headache or lightheadedness. If these symptoms include nausea or vomiting, or persist greater than 24 hours, you should call your family physician or go to the nearest emergency department.

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