Guide to CT Angiography in Delhi / Guide to CT Coronary Angiography in Delhi
The below article provides information about CT Angiography procedure in Delhi. This includes the following areas:
- What is CT Angiography?
- What is CT Coronary Angiography and why is it done?
- What is the difference between CT Coronary Angiography and traditional angiography?
- Who should get CT Coronary Angiography done?
- How long does the procedure take?
- What is the procedure for Angiography?
- What is the cost of CT Angiography in Delhi?
- Which labs are available on your panel that do CT Coronary Angiography?
- How can I book my CT Angiography?
You may read these sections independently. If you want to check the cost of CT Angiography in Delhi or book CT Angiography now, you may call 08882668822 or fill in the form given below for a call back.
What is CT Angiography?
CT Angiography is a diagnostic procedure which uses x rays to provide images of heart and the blood vessels going to the heart. It can also provide detailed images of blood vessels going to lungs, kidneys, brain, neck and other limbs.
The procedure involves the use of a contrast agent which is injected in the body. In some cases contrast agent may not be required based on your context. You have to then lie on a table that moves inside a cylindrical shaped CT Scan machine. The CT Scan machine can interact with the injected contrast agent and produce images of blood vessels. These images help your doctor in understanding the level of blockage, also called the plaque, in your arteries or veins.
What is CT Coronary Angiography?
CT Coronary Angiography also referred to as CT Cardiac Angiography or CT Angiography Heart, is a type of CT Angiogram that focusses on heart and the vessels going into the heart. This is used to understand the blockages around the heart. The procedure is only minimally invasive and can produce the images of the arteries in seconds. Generally, CT Coronary Angiography is useful in the following cases:
- Patients who have chest pain
- Suspected coronary artery disease
- Suspected blockage of arteries
- Follow up check after heart surgery
- Preventive check for people who may have propensity for heart diseases
How is CT Coronary Angiography different from traditional Angiography?
Traditionally, if the doctor wanted to see the blockage in the arteries, they would perform an invasive procedure called angiography. In angiography, a wire or catheter is inserted in the body and the level of blockages were known through the external x rays that interacted with the material in this wire. This procedure generally involved getting admitted in a hospital and given its complicated and invasive nature, was not performed as a preventive check.
CT Coronary Angiography has become a better alternative to traditional angiography. By using a 64 slice or above CT Scan machine, blood vessel blockage can be checked within minutes.
This procedure is not invasive or painful in any way. It is quick and does not require any hospitalisation. Given its ease, this procedure can even be used as a preventive check for people who are prone to heart diseases like smokers or people with a family history of heart diseases.
Given that blockage in the arteries does have too many outward symptoms, CT Coronary Angiography is changing the way diagnosis of heart diseases is done.
While this CT Angiogram is being used extensively for heart disease diagnosis, there are other uses too. CT angiogram can be done for brain, carotid, lungs, kidney and limbs.
Dr. Bimal Chhajer speaking about CT Coronary Angiography
Who should get coronary CT Angiography done?
Indians are highly prone to heart diseases. Heart attacks are one of the biggest killers in urban India. The heart gets its nutrients from blood vessels called coronary arteries. Reduction in supply to heart muscles may lead to a heart attack.
The most common reason for heart attack is the block of coronary arteries. This blockage is caused by fat deposition. First symptoms of heart attack come when coronary arteries are over 70% blocked. Early detection of this blockage can save lives by avoiding heart attacks.
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CT Angiography is a great test to check your blood vessel blockage and catch it before it is too late. Its advantages of speed, accuracy, almost no discomfort and much more economical than traditional angiography, are responsible for its increasing use in testing of heart attack prone individuals.
People above the age of 35 with the following risk factors should consider CT Coronary Angiography
- High blood pressure of over 130 / 90 mm
- Family history of heart disease
- Feeling of chest pain or breathlessness
- Sedentary life style
- High Cholesterol
How long does CT Coronary Angiography take?
CT Angiography scan takes less than 5 seconds. Preparation for the scan can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
What is the procedure for CT Coronary Angiography
As mentioned earlier, CT Angiography is a non-invasive and painless procedure. You lie down on a flat bed and the contrast agent will be inserted through one of the veins. If your chest is hairy, it will need to be shaved. This is required because ECG leads are attached to your chest before CT scan is done. The scan is done by CT machine along with ECG gating.
If you are taking any medications, let your doctor know. Since, CT Angiography requires the use of a contrast material, your doctor may recommend anti allergy medicines if she suspects that you may get an allergic reaction. Pregnant women are generally not allowed to get an CT Scan done as there is a possibility of harm to the fetus. Breast feeding mothers should also discuss the procedure beforehand. There may be precautions required for breastfeeding mothers.
Additionally, let your doctor know about any other medical condition including diabetes and thyroid disorders. If you have had any other test done like x ray or ct scan in the last few days, the doctor should know about those also.
On the day of the test, you should dress comfortably. Leave all the jewellery at home. You may be required to have a fasting of 6 to 8 hours before the test. It is always a good idea to speak with the lab beforehand to know of any additional requirements for the test.
No post scan care is recommended. You can resume your normal activities immediately after your CT Angiography scan.
What is CT Angiography Cost in Delhi?
CT Coronary Angiography market price varies from ₹12,000 to ₹19,500. Through LabsAdvisor.com, you may book the test starting at ₹8,000 only. Click on the link below and book your test now:
|Types of CT Angiography||Cost of CT Angiography in Delhi|
|CT Coronary Angiography Cost in Delhi||₹9800|
|CT Pulmonary Angiography Cost in Delhi||₹7200|
|CT Upper Limb Angiography Cost in Delhi||₹6300|
|CT Abdomen Angiography Cost in Delhi||₹6380|
|CT Abdomen Angiography Dual Phase Cost in Delhi||₹10800|
|CT Brain Angiography Cost in Delhi||₹7200|
|CT Aortic Angiography Cost in Delhi||₹4900|
|CT Carotid Angiography Cost in Delhi||₹7800|
|CT Renal Angiography Cost in Delhi||₹4200|
Which labs in your panel conduct CT Angiography in Delhi?
There are multiple lab options available in our panel in Delhi for CT Angiography. These include
- BR Diagnostics
- Mahajan Imaging
- City X-Ray
- Apollo Hospital
- Vatika Medicare
How can I book my CT Angiography in Delhi?
Call us on 08882668822 to book your test now. You may fill out the form given at the top of this article to arrange a call back.
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