Computed Tomography Angiogram (CT Angiogram)
How It Feels
A CT angiogram is not painful. The table you lie on may feel hard, and the room may be cool. It may be hard to lie still during the test.
When the dye is given, you may:
- Feel a brief sting or pinch from the needle going into your vein.
- Feel warm and flushed.
- Feel sick to your stomach or get a headache.
- Have a metallic taste in your mouth.
Tell the technologist or your doctor how you are feeling.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 13, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference George Philippides, MD - Cardiology