What is a CT Angiography Scan of the Abdomen?

CT Angiography Scan of the Abdomen focuses particularly on the blood vessels in the abdomen area to evaluate diseases and related conditions, using a contrast material to make them show up clearly in the images.

Who should get this test?

CT Angiography (CTA) Scan of the Abdomen is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:

  • Right lower quadrant or Left lower quadrant pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Abscess
  • Crohn’s disease

Is there radiation involved?

Yes. CT Angiography is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.


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