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Overview

CT Angiography Right Upper Limb is a computed tomography scan that is performed after injecting an iodine contrast. The procedure helps to diagnose diseases related to the heart and blood vessels.

What is CT Angiography Right Upper Limb?

CT Angiography Right Upper Limb is a safe and minimally invasive scan that helps cardiologists and physicians to identify issues related to the heart and blood vessels. The use of dye during the scan allows doctors to get a good view of the blood vessels and tissues of the hand.

How is CT Angiography Right Upper Limb Performed?

CT Angiography Right Upper Limb is a risk-free and pain-free procedure:

  • The Radiologist injects an iodine-based dye contrast
  • The patient lies down on the CT examination bed.
  • The examination bed moves in and out of the CT scanner.
  • The scanner takes multiple images of the right upper limb.

A CT Angiography Right Upper Limb takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Patients can go home immediately after the procedure.

Side-effects of CT Angiography Right Upper Limb

CT Angiography Right Upper Limb is a safe procedure. Some rare side-effects include

  • Exposure to radiation which can cause
  • Exposure to radiation is harmful to young children and pregnant women.
  • Allergic reaction to the dye.
  • The dye can cause damage to the kidneys.

Preparation before Performing CT Angiography Right Upper Limb

The preparation for the scan includes

  • Discussing medical records and health issues with the doctor.
  • Not eating solid food 4 to 6 hours before the test.
  • Not taking liquids an hour before the test.
  • Removing jewellery, eyeglasses, hairpins and other metal objects before entering the scan.

Post-care for CT Angiography Right Upper Limb

CT Angiography Right Upper Limb is a fast and easy procedure. The post-care tips include

  • Following the advice of your radiologist or doctor about discontinuing some medication after the scan.
  • Drink plenty of water to flush out the dye.
  • Pay close attention to signs of allergy and report them to the doctor.

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