Ct angiography combines a ct scan with the injection of dye this technique is able to create pictures of the blood vessels in the chest and upper abdomen. During ct angiography of the coronary arteries or aorta in the chest electrocardiogram ecg leads sticky patches will be placed on your chest to record heart rhythm during scanning depending upon how fast and regular your heart beats your heart rate may be temporarily slowed down for the duration of the exam with medication to obtain . A computerized tomography ct coronary angiogram is an imaging test that looks at the arteries that supply blood to your heart it might be used to diagnose the cause of chest pain or other symptoms. Ct pulmonary angiogram ctpa is a medical diagnostic test that employs computed tomography ct angiography to obtain an image of the pulmonary arteries its main use is to diagnose pulmonary embolism pe most patients will have undergone a chest x ray before ctpa is requested. Ct angiography combines a ct scan with the injection of dye this technique is able to create pictures of the blood vessels in the chest and upper abdomen ct stands for computed tomography
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