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CT Brain Angiogram

Ct Brain Angiogram

A CT brain angiogram, also known as a CT angiography (CTA) of the brain, is a specialized imaging procedure used to visualize the blood vessels in the brain. It provides detailed information about the blood vessels’ structure, location, and any abnormalities or blockages within them. A CT brain angiogram can help diagnose a range of cerebrovascular conditions, including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), stenosis (narrowing of blood vessels), and blood clots. This imaging technique can also provide insights into the circulation of blood within the brain and identify areas with reduced or compromised blood flow, which can be indicative of ischemic stroke or other vascular disorders.

In clinical practice, a CT brain angiogram is a crucial tool for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and radiologists in diagnosing and managing cerebrovascular diseases. It aids in the assessment of blood vessel abnormalities, which can be critical for surgical planning or endovascular procedures. For instance, if an aneurysm is detected, it helps determine its size, shape, and location, informing decisions about whether surgical intervention is necessary to prevent rupture. Additionally, it can identify areas with restricted blood flow, guiding treatment decisions for patients with acute strokes. By offering detailed views of the brain’s vascular system, a CT brain angiogram plays a pivotal role in ensuring timely and precise medical care for individuals with cerebrovascular disorders.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an X-Ray?

X-ray imaging is perhaps the most commonly known form of diagnostic testing. Similar to visible light, x-rays use electromagnetic radiation, which contain wave-like forms of energy.

What radiologic procedures are available?

At Precise Radiology, we offer a range of radiologic procedures including X-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, and bone density scans.

How is the test performed?

Tests are performed by skilled technologists using advanced imaging technology tailored to each procedure.

How to prepare for the test?

Preparation instructions will be provided based on the specific test you're undergoing.

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