CT Brain Angiography - Expert Diagnostic Services at Usmanpura Imaging Centre

What is CT Angiography of the Brain?

CT angiography (CTA) of the brain is an advanced imaging technique that combines computed tomography (CT) scanning with a special contrast dye to visualize the blood vessels in the brain. This procedure is instrumental in diagnosing a range of conditions such as:

  1. Aneurysms: Bulging or weak areas in the walls of blood vessels.

  2. Stenosis: Narrowing of blood vessels, which can lead to reduced blood flow.

  3. Blockages: Obstructions in the blood vessels that can cause strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

  4. Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs): Abnormal connections between arteries and veins.

  5. Other Vascular Abnormalities: Various conditions that affect the brain's blood supply.

By providing detailed images of the blood vessels, CT angiography helps doctors to plan appropriate treatments and interventions.

How Long Does a Brain Angiography Take?

The duration of a brain CT angiography procedure varies but typically takes between 30 to 60 minutes. Here is a breakdown of the process:

  1. 1. Preparation: Before the procedure, the patient may be asked to change into a hospital gown and remove any metal objects. A healthcare professional will then insert an intravenous (IV) line to administer the contrast dye.

  2. 2. Scanning: The patient lies on a CT table, which slides into the CT scanner. The actual scanning process is quick, usually taking about 10 to 15 minutes. During this time, the machine takes a series of detailed images.

  3. 3. Contrast Dye Injection: The contrast dye is injected through the IV line, which may cause a brief sensation of cold or warmth.

  4. 4. Post-Procedure: After the scan, the patient is monitored for a short period to ensure there are no adverse reactions to the contrast dye.

  5. Overall, patients should expect to spend approximately 30 to 60 minutes at the imaging center for the entire process.

Is a Brain Angiogram Painful?

A common concern among patients is whether a brain angiogram is painful. The procedure is generally not painful. Here’s what to expect:

  1. IV Insertion: The insertion of the IV line may cause slight discomfort, similar to a standard blood test.

  2. Contrast Dye Injection: When the contrast dye is injected, patients might feel a brief sensation of cold or warmth spreading through their body. This sensation is temporary and typically lasts only a few seconds.

  3. Scanning Process: The CT scanning process itself is painless. Patients are required to lie still on the CT table, which might be slightly uncomfortable for some, but the duration is short.

  4. After the Procedure: Some patients might experience mild side effects from the contrast dye, such as a metallic taste in the mouth or a mild headache. These effects are usually short-lived and resolve on their own.

Our staff at Usmanpura Imaging Centre are dedicated to ensuring patient comfort and will address any concerns or discomfort promptly.

What is the Cost of a CT Angiography Brain Test?

At Usmanpura Imaging Centre, we believe in providing high-quality diagnostic services at affordable prices. The cost of a CT angiography brain test ranges between ₹7,000 and ₹10,000. The final cost may vary based on specific patient requirements and any additional services needed.

We are committed to transparency in our pricing and will provide a detailed cost breakdown before the procedure. Our goal is to ensure that patients receive the best care without financial strain.

Usmanpura Imaging Centre: Excellence in Diagnostic and Radiology Services

Usmanpura Imaging Centre is part of a prestigious network of 14 imaging centers across Ahmedabad. With a legacy spanning over 40 years, we have established ourselves as a trusted provider of comprehensive diagnostic and radiology services. Here are some reasons why you should choose us:

  1. 1. State-of-the-Art Equipment: We use the latest imaging technology to ensure accurate and detailed results.
  2. 2. Experienced Radiologists: Our team of skilled radiologists and technicians are experts in their field, providing reliable interpretations of imaging results.
  3. 3. Comprehensive Services: From CT and MRI scans to ultrasound and X-rays, we offer a wide range of diagnostic imaging services.
  4. 4. Patient-Centered Care: We prioritize patient comfort and convenience, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.
  5. 5. Accessible Locations: With 14 centers across Ahmedabad, our services are easily accessible to a wide population.
  6. 6. Commitment to Quality: Our long-standing reputation is built on a commitment to delivering the highest standards of diagnostic care.

Our Diagnostic Services

At Usmanpura Imaging Centre, we offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic and radiology services, including:

  1. CT Scans: High-resolution imaging for detailed views of the body’s internal structures.
  2. MRI Scans: Magnetic resonance imaging for detailed images of soft tissues and organs.
  3. Ultrasound: Non-invasive imaging using sound waves to visualize internal organs.
  4. X-Rays: Quick and effective imaging for bones and certain internal organs.
  5. Mammography: Specialized imaging for breast tissue to detect abnormalities.
  6. Pathology Services: Comprehensive lab tests to support diagnostic imaging findings.

Usmanpura Imaging Centre is your trusted partner for CT brain angiography and a wide range of diagnostic services. Our commitment to excellence, combined with state-of-the-art technology and a compassionate approach, ensures that you receive the best possible care. Whether you are experiencing symptoms that require detailed imaging or need a routine check-up, we are here to provide accurate, reliable, and affordable diagnostic solutions.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to serving you and ensuring your health and well-being.

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