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Patient Instructions

  • Computed Tomography CT Angiogram

Patient Instructions - Computed Tomography CT Angiogram

A CT angiogram is an X-ray used to detect abnormalities within the blood vessels such as narrowing, aneurysms or blockages. The exam will also detect congenital malformations within the vessel. These images will aid in the diagnosis and treatment of your medical condition. 

Before your procedure

  • Do not eat or drink for 3 hours.

  • Radiation is used for this exam. Please notify your doctor if you are pregnant.

During your procedure

  • You will lie on a table that moves through the scanner as pictures are taken.

  • A contrast material (X-ray dye) will be injected into your vein during the exam. Notify your doctor if you are allergic to X-ray dye.

  • The procedure takes about 30 minutes.

After your procedure

  • You may resume your regular diet.

  • Drink extra fluid, (if you are not on a fluid restriction), to help flush the dye through your system.

  • After your exam is read by a radiologist, your doctor will receive a report within 48 hours of the findings and will discuss them with you.

Providing safe, quality patient care is our highest priority. To help ensure quality and safety, we ask that you do not bring young children with you to your appointments, as children are not allowed to accompany you during Imaging procedures. Staff is unable to monitor your child in your absence.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your provider. 

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