What’s CT angiography?

Specially . Timed ct scan to evaluate arteries of the body part imaged. See radiologyinfo.Org.
CT Scan+Angiography. Ct is for cat scan=computerized axial tomography; spinning an x-ray tube ; detectors (opposite side) around an axis to check radiodensity of whatever is within the circle, then a computer uses the data to calculate "slice" images of what is probably within the circle. If an injected x-ray dye is in the blood during the ct imaging, then the dye/blood column(s) within the circle is also calculated.

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Is CT angiography good or bad?

A tool. Ct angiography is a useful tool when used where needed ( to diagnose a blood clot in the lung, for example). It can cause harm if there is a reaction to the contrast or if rather kidneys are fragile, so each time it is ordered the risks should be weighed against the information to be gained. Read more...
Both and neither. Ct angiography is accomplished by injecting dye into your vessels and than taking a ct scan of the area. It is a good test for many things but uses a lot of radiation. Other tests (mr angiography, for example) are sometimes useful as well. Which test to get is a decision best made by you and your doc. Read more...
It depends. Ct angiography consists of i injection of a contrast through the vein and then a ct scan. The contrast is hard on the kidneys and the ct consists of a lot o radiation. So unless necessary it's not recommended as a screenig tests due to side effects. Read more...

Had a CT angiography done on the first and still no word of my results should I be worried?

Call your MD. You can call your doctor and tell your doc that ct angiogram was already done on the 03/1 and you are anxious to know and discuss the result. Let your doctor and give your doctor a chance to discuss yoyur result with the radiologist. In many cases ( not all of them) - no news is a good news. If they see anything worrisome- they would call you right away. However just call your doc and ask nicely. Read more...
Worried about what? This is a subspecialty examination and it could be that the person who does such work was not available at the imaging site. If you haven't heard byt today though, i would suggest calling the radiology facility to get a copy of your report sent to your doctor. You should discuss your report with the doctor rather than interpreting it yourself. Read more...

So I went to the place where I got my CT angiography done and they said it takes 3 weeks to get results on it is that true or they jerking me around?

Results same day. Should not take > 24 hrs. Some ct angiograms are processed by computer to demonstrate profiles of actual vessels. Some institutions might have a back-log & thus delay processing. We always get our results within 24 hours. You might call the ct offiice to complain & suggest that you call your insurance to discuss penalising the ct people because 3 week delay to report is sub-standard level of care. Read more...
CT. In this day and age, there should not be such delays. Most x-rays are read within 24 hours. Read more...

I had a CT angiography done and I wanted to know how long does it take for the results to go to the office?

Typically your doc. Would have a full report in 2 business days. Read more...
Not long. In most referral centers, final reports are available within 24 hours. If you are being seen at a smaller hospital or imaging center, the longest you should have to wait would be 2 or 3 days. Read more...
CT results. In most cases the report should be at the doctors office the same day or the next day. If you have not heard from your doctor within two or three days you should call your doctor to discuss the results. Read more...

What are he resons for avoiding alcohol after a CT angiography with contrast?

See below. Moderate alcohol intake is not harmful. CT contrast agent is hard on the kidneys and excessive alcohol, which acts as a diuretic, can potentially be a double threat to your kidney health. Read more...

Ct angiography offered. Terrified of dieing from allergic reaction to the dye. 22 male.

Allergy. If you have not previously reacted to dye the chances of your doing so are not great, and since you are in a facility trained to deal with such reactions dying from dye is very unlikely. You might want to discuss this with the radiologist in charge. If still concerned see a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist and address your fears. Good luck. Read more...