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Are ct angiagraphys accurate at showing aneurysms

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in General Practice
CT scan: It depends what do you call a regular ct scan but usually IV contrast dye is needed to visualize the aneurysm. There are non contrast exams and others ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
21 years experience Radiology
Depends: A ct scan would usually show an aneurysm, but it depends where. If you are looking for an abdominal aortic aneurysm , a non contrast ct is adequate. I ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicolas Mouawad
16 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Yes. Ct angiogram scan is the best imaging modality to diagnose an abdominal aneurysm and to measure it's size.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: The contrast is to show blood flow. While some aneurysms have wall to wall flow, most are lined by thrombus, with only the central portion of the aneu ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Over many years a vessel can deteriorate. Many are in smokers, age 65 and up is a higher risk category for example. Largest number are in the abdomi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
They can.: Large ones, particularly if calcified, can be seen on regular ct scans of the brain (with or without contrast dye). A ct angiogram of the brain provi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
< 1 cm, yes: The size matters-- < 1 cm and ct may miss it. Ct w/ 3d reconstruction is markedly improved imaging technique, but this specific test needs to be r ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
CT: I'm not a radiologist so i'll be curious to see how a radiologist will answer this but i believe that in most instances, ct with contrast would be sup ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unable to answer: Unfortunately, I don't have enough information to answer your question. Presumably you were evaluated recently when the CT was ordered, but, if you h ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
54 years experience Neurology
A : A ct scan that includes a ct angiogram would show an aneurysm. Aneurysms are often present with no symptoms. When an aneurysm bleeds, the blood irrita ... Read More

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