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Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology Services

NCH Diagnostic Imaging tests include:

(click on procedure name for more details):

* The ultrasound-guided liver biopsy video was produced by freehivinfo. The ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsy video was produced by SouthSound Radiology. Northwest Community Healthcare does not have affiliations with these organizations.

Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)

What is Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)?

Recent advances in the technology of CT scanners had led to the development of Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA). A CTA is a type of CT Scan that can visualize flow in the arteries and veins throughout the body. Examinations can be performed of the blood vessels of the brain, lung, kidneys, and legs.

The study is performed through a standard intravenous catheter placed in the body, usually in the elbow region. This administration of contrast material is a safer method than conventional angiography in which a catheter is inserted in an artery.

The latest in CT technology is performed at NCH using the Siemens SOMATOM Definition Dual Source CT System.

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Last Updated 2012/05/29