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Can you explain how a CT angiogram differs from a regular ct?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Contrast & Thickness

Ct angiograms are ct scans with IV contrast.
The most unique difference is the thickness of the "cuts". Ct angiogram cuts are typically 2.5mm or thinner. With this resolution 3d reconstructions can be created of the arteries.

In brief: Contrast & Thickness

Ct angiograms are ct scans with IV contrast.
The most unique difference is the thickness of the "cuts". Ct angiogram cuts are typically 2.5mm or thinner. With this resolution 3d reconstructions can be created of the arteries.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Timing

Cta performed with thinner cuts and timing to catch the contrast in the arteries.
Otherwise they are the same. The data is processed by a computer afterward to highlight the vessels with cta.

In brief: Timing

Cta performed with thinner cuts and timing to catch the contrast in the arteries.
Otherwise they are the same. The data is processed by a computer afterward to highlight the vessels with cta.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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