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CT Angiography Right Lower Limb

Overview

CT Angiography Right Lower Limb is a computerized tomography scan that is performed to get a clear view of blood vessels in the right leg.

What is CT Angiography Right Lower Limb?

CT Angiography Right Lower Limb is a computer scan of the right leg taken after injecting a special dye, to get a clear view of the functioning of blood vessels in the right leg. Cardiologists suggest a CT Angiography Right Lower Limb scan to diagnose issues with blood flow in the legs, abnormal widening of the arteries, blockage in the arteries, bleeding, swelling of blood vessels, and claudication.

How is CT Angiography Right Lower Limb Performed?

CT Angiography Right Lower Limb is simple and does not pose any complications. The process of the test includes:

  • The patient lies down on a CT examination table.
  • A dye may be injected intravenously.
  • The table slides in and out of the CT scanner.
  • The X-ray beams from the scanner rotate around the patient and capture a series of images.

The whole process of CT Angiography Right Lower Limb takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

Side-effects of CT Angiography Right Lower Limb

CT Angiography Right Lower Limb is a safe procedure. Some rare side-effects are

  • Allergic reaction to the dye.
  • Exposure to radiation in rare cases causes cancer.
  • Young children and pregnant women are more at risk due to radiation.
  • The contrast can cause kidney problems in some people.

Preparation for a CT Angiography Right Lower Limb

The preparation for scan includes

  • Discussing health issues and medical records with the cardiologist and radiologist.
  • Abstaining from eating solid food and heavy drinks 6 hours before the test.
  • Avoiding the consumption of water at least an hour before the test.
  • Removing worn metal items before the scan.

Post-care after CT Angiography Right Lower Limb

CT Angiography Right Lower Limb is a simple procedure. The post-care tips include:

  • Consuming plenty of water to flush out the dye from the system.
  • The patient can go home and resume his/her routine work.
  • Follow the post-care advice given by the radiologist.

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