Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh we believe parents and guardians can contribute to the success of this test, and we invite you to participate. Please read the following information to learn about the scan and how you can help.
Computerized tomographic angiography, also called CT angiography or CTA, is a test that creates detailed images of the blood vessels in your body.
During a CT scan, X-rays and computers create images that show pictures of inside your body. Then through an intravenous line or IV, a contrast agent is injected into a vein in your arm to help visualize the blood vessels and the blood flow within them. When the IV contrast is used to visualize your arteries, it is known as an arteriogram or CTA. Your child’s doctor may order CT angiography to help diagnose a narrowing or obstruction of the arteries, an aneurysm, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, or another vascular condition.
A report of your child's scan will be sent to the doctor who ordered
it, usually within 24 hours. If the results are urgent, the referring
doctor will be contacted immediately. The ordering doctor will
follow up with you regarding the results of the exam, usually within
24 hours of receiving them.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.