What is a CT Angiography Scan of the Upper Extremity?

CT Angiography Scan of the Upper Extremity focuses particularly on the blood vessels in the lower part of the body, using contrast dye to make them show up clearly in the images.

Who should get this test?

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

  • Aneurysm (a blood vessel that has become enlarged and may be in danger of rupturing)
  • Blood vessels that have become narrowed by atherosclerosis (fatty material that forms plaques in the walls of arteries)
  • Abnormal blood vessel
  • Blood vessels damaged by injury
  • Tumor that is fed by blood vessels

Is there radiation involved?

Yes. CT Angiography Scan 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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