Understanding CT Head and Neck Angiography

Understanding CT Head and Neck Angiography

CT Head and Neck Angiography (CT Angio) is an advanced imaging technique used to visualize the blood vessels in the head and neck. This non-invasive procedure provides detailed images that help in diagnosing a variety of vascular conditions, including aneurysms, blockages, and vascular malformations.

Purpose of CT Head and Neck Angiography

CT Angiography is performed to achieve several diagnostic and treatment goals, including:

  1. 1. Detection of Aneurysms: Identifying bulging blood vessels that may rupture and cause bleeding.

  2. 2. Diagnosing Blockages: Locating obstructions in blood vessels that can lead to strokes or other complications.

  3. 3. Assessing Vascular Malformations: Identifying abnormal connections between arteries and veins.

  4. 4. Evaluating Tumors: Determining the blood supply to tumors, which is crucial for planning surgeries or other treatments.

  5. 5. Guiding Interventions: Assisting in planning minimally invasive procedures or surgeries.

What to Expect During the Procedure

The CT Angiography procedure is straightforward and typically takes between 30-60 minutes.

Here's what you can expect:

  1. Arrival and Check-in: Upon arrival, our friendly staff will assist you with the check-in process.

  2. Preparation: You may be asked to change into a hospital gown and remove any metal objects.

  3. Contrast Injection: A contrast dye will be injected into your bloodstream to enhance the images of your blood vessels.

  4. Positioning: You will lie on the CT scan table, which will move into the scanner.

  5. Scanning: The scanner captures multiple X-ray images from various angles to create a detailed picture of the blood vessels in your head and neck.

  6. Completion: After the scan, you can resume your normal activities. Drinking plenty of fluids is recommended to help flush the contrast dye from your system.

Benefits of CT Head and Neck Angiography Scan

Here are some of the key advantages of this advanced imaging technique:

  1. Non-Invasive Procedure: A CT Head and Neck Angio is a non-invasive imaging method, meaning it does not require any surgical incisions. This reduces the risk of complications and makes the procedure less stressful for patients.

  2. Detailed Visualization of Blood Vessels: CT Angiography provides highly detailed and accurate images of the blood vessels in the head and neck. This level of detail is crucial for identifying abnormalities such as blockages, aneurysms, and vascular malformations.

  3. Early Detection of Vascular Diseases: CT Angio can detect vascular diseases and abnormalities at an early stage. Early detection enables healthcare providers to implement appropriate treatments and management strategies, potentially preventing more serious complications.

  4. Improved Patient Comfort: Since the procedure is non-invasive and relatively quick, it tends to be more comfortable for patients compared to more invasive diagnostic methods. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the scan.

  5. Early Detection: Helps in the early identification of vascular issues, allowing for timely intervention.

Cost of CT Head and Neck Angiography

The cost of a CT head and neck angiography scan can vary based on factors such as location, facility, and other services. At Usmanpura Imaging Centre, we offer competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of care. Contact us for specific pricing details.

Why Choose Usmanpura Imaging Centre?

Usmanpura Imaging Centre stands out as the premier diagnostic facility in Ahmedabad for several reasons:

  1. Advanced Technology: We utilize state-of-the-art imaging equipment to ensure the highest quality images.
  2. Experienced Radiologists: Our team of skilled radiologists has extensive experience in interpreting CT Angiography scans.
  3. Patient-Centric Care: We prioritize patient comfort and safety, providing compassionate care throughout the diagnostic process.
  4. NABH Accredited: Our accreditation by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) reflects our commitment to excellence in healthcare services.

For more information or to schedule your CT Head and Neck Angiography, please contact us today. We look forward to serving you and ensuring your health with precision and care.

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