Computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain and its vessels – a diagnostic study using X-rays, which allows to visualize internal structures and blood vessels of the brain.

Images generated during CT may be prepared in two planes can also receive the three-dimensional image. This information can be viewed on a computer monitor, printed on film or on a CD or DVD.

CT images of the brain and blood vessels, tend to provide more detailed visualization than conventional X-rays.

CT brain and blood vessels to help diagnose:

  • brain injury and fracture of the skull in patients with head injuries
  • bleeding caused by rupture of the aneurysm
  • bleeding or blood clot associated with stroke, cerebral
  • an increase in the brain cavities (ventricles) in patients with hydrocephalus
  • diseases or malformations of the skull
  • brain tumors.

However, computed tomography may conduct CT angiography of the brain and blood vessels, and the vessels entered in a special radiopaque substance.

No special training to the investigation is not required, but you need to notify the doctor if there is an allergy to drugs, especially iodine-containing.