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CT Pulmonary Angiogram (CTPA)

Ct Pulmonary Angiogram

A pulmonary angiogram is a specialized imaging procedure used to visualize the blood vessels of the lungs, specifically the pulmonary arteries. This diagnostic technique provides detailed information about the structure, location, and any abnormalities or blockages within these vessels. A pulmonary angiogram is primarily used to diagnose and assess conditions affecting the pulmonary arteries, including pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs), pulmonary hypertension, arteriovenous malformations, and other vascular abnormalities. It is a valuable tool for evaluating blood flow to the lungs and detecting conditions that can impact respiratory function and overall lung health.

In clinical practice, a pulmonary angiogram is an essential tool for pulmonologists, cardiologists, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in diagnosing and managing pulmonary vascular diseases. It offers critical insights into the presence and location of vascular abnormalities, which is vital for determining the appropriate treatment strategy. For example, if a pulmonary embolism is identified, the scan helps assess the extent of the blockage and guide decisions about anticoagulation therapy or interventional procedures to remove or dissolve the clot. Additionally, it aids in diagnosing and characterizing pulmonary hypertension, a condition that affects blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries and can have a significant impact on cardiac and respiratory function. By providing detailed views of the pulmonary vasculature, a pulmonary angiogram plays a pivotal role in ensuring timely and precise medical care for individuals with pulmonary vascular conditions, helping to prevent life-threatening complications and improve respiratory function.

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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.

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

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