A CT angiogram is a way of looking at the blood vessels in different parts of your body.
A small cannula is placed in a vein in your arm and then IV contrast is injected at a fast rate while you are in the CT scanner. The scanner will image the part of your body that your doctor wants assessed.
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The CT scanner can reconstruct the images in 3D to give a really good picture of the vessels and show problems like narrowing and aneurysms. A CT pulmonary angiogram looks for clots in the lung arteries.
Please click on the following links for more information on the different procedures.