CTA Chest/Abdomen/Pelvis

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Common conditions

  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Pre- and post- aortic stent evaluation
  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • Vasculitis
  • Arterial stenosis
  • Pre-surgical planning

What are some key elements of this study?

All will include an arterial phase with optional non-contrast and delayed phases

Why this modality?

  • Fast
  • Excellent visualization of atherosclerotic calcification and dissection flaps

Who reads these studies?

Cardiac radiologists

What to do if there is a finding?

Follow up with referring physician unless urgent finding prompting ER admission

Why get this done at UCLA Radiology?

  • High end fleet of dual source CT scanners
  • Highly experienced CT technologists who are experienced in advanced CT protocols
  • 3D lab provides post-processing