CT Angiography (CTA)

CT angiograms (CTAs) are a type of medical imaging technique that uses computed tomography (CT) technology to capture images of blood vessels in the body. CTAs are a non-invasive alternative to traditional angiography and can show your doctor important information about any blockages or conditions affecting your blood vessels.

CTAs work by using a specialized CT machine to capture multiple images of blood vessels, creating a three-dimensional (3D) view. CTAs can help diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions including aneurysms, material stenosis, and pulmonary embolism.

Male Patient Undergoes A CT Scan In A Comfortable Room

Our CT Angiography Locations

South Jersey Radiology has 7 convenient office locations across the South Jersey area that offer CT angiograms (CTAs). With evening and weekend appointments available, get the comfortable care you need on your schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding proper preparation and expectations can help alleviate any questions you may have prior to your appointment. Learn about what happens before, during, and after your CT angiogram with our frequently asked questions.

A CT angiogram (CTA) may be recommended by a doctor for individuals who are experiencing symptoms that suggest an underlying medical condition may be affecting the blood vessels of the body such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or leg pain.

In some cases, a CTA may be recommended for individuals who have a history of smoking, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, which can increase the likelihood of developing a medical condition affecting the blood vessels.

Before certain surgeries, a CTA may be ordered to monitor the progress of a specific treatment plan or re-assess the condition of your blood vessels.

Please consult with your referring physician to see if a CTA is right for you.

Before your appointment, you will be instructed to fast for at least 3 hours prior to your arrival. Avoid caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, or soda for at least 12 hours prior to your appointment. You are allowed to take all your medications as prescribed prior to your appointment.

To learn more about preparation for a CTA or a specific study, view our preparation guides or call 1.888.909.7572.