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Is computed tomography angiogram cta a very common procedure?

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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: CT angiogram

It is being done much more often when it is necessary to visualize blood vessels (for example to see if there's a blockage).
There is some radiation involved but it is considered much less "invasive" and has less complications than the regular type of "angiogram", where blood vessels are visualized by inserting thin tubes called catheters directly into them to inject a dye.

In brief: CT angiogram

It is being done much more often when it is necessary to visualize blood vessels (for example to see if there's a blockage).
There is some radiation involved but it is considered much less "invasive" and has less complications than the regular type of "angiogram", where blood vessels are visualized by inserting thin tubes called catheters directly into them to inject a dye.
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Dr. Nancy Mellow
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Many done every day.
Saves you from getting a diagnostic angiogram to diagnose your problem.

In brief: Yes

Many done every day.
Saves you from getting a diagnostic angiogram to diagnose your problem.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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In brief: Yes

Many doctors will order this test first before a more invasive test such as a routine angiogram where a catheter is inserted into the blood vessel.
Because this is a ct picture it may be unclear or llimited. If the results are unclear or show a problem you may get a routine angiogram to confirm any problems and perhaps get treatment at the same time.

In brief: Yes

Many doctors will order this test first before a more invasive test such as a routine angiogram where a catheter is inserted into the blood vessel.
Because this is a ct picture it may be unclear or llimited. If the results are unclear or show a problem you may get a routine angiogram to confirm any problems and perhaps get treatment at the same time.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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