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Your Radiologist Explains CT (CAT Scan) for Pulmonary Embolism
A pulmonary embolus (blood clot in the lung) within a pulmonary artery. The artery is white (because of high-density intravenous contrast), and the PE (arrow) is a dark glob within the artery.
PA = main Pulmonary Artery
L = Lungs (appear dark compared to the rest of the body because the air in lungs allows the xrays to pass through easily)
A = Aorta (the major artery leaving the heart)
Patients undergoing a computed tomography (CT) procedure, sometimes called CAT scan, and a newer 64-slice CT scan. The 64-slice CT technology allows the radiologist a greater level of manipulation of 3-D clinical images to provide more complete anatomical views. These visuals and the clinical images can be used to report on CT scans of the body, chest, abdomen, vascular system and head.
CT (CAT) scan of a patient's chest.
Normal axial high resolution CT image of the chest.
CT image showing normal blood vessels within the lung.
Solitary pulmonary nodule in segment 10 right lung.
Patient undergoing computed tomography (CT) scan
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT scan) equipment
Acute blood clot in the pulmonary artery (pulmonary embolism).