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Angiography

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Cards or vascular: Angio refers to vessel so could be any vessel, but most frequently refers to coronary (heart) vessels, therefore cardiologist usually performs. Other ... Read More
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Angio means Blood: Angio = blood, gram = picture; thus angiograms are pictures which show a 2d image, still or motion, of dye added into the blood, so that the dye/blood ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Not risk-free: When done by a well trained/experienced physician, it should be a safe procedure however that does not mean that it is free of risk. If determined to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Depends: It depends on which blood vessel the angiogram involves. It also depends if treatment will occur during the angiogram.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
35 years experience Cardiology
Arteries: It is an imaging technique to determine the anatomy of the arteries.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Angiography: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angiography
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A member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
List of allergies: Bring a list of allergies and a list of meds you take. Your kidney function is important and your doctor will have checked it with a blood sample. D ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Dye study of heart: This is a study in which dye is shot into your vessels and images captured to determine the efficiency of chambers and valves. The test may be done a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
No: Technically no. An angiogram is the image taken when the artery is injected with dye and imaged under x-rays. Angiography is the procedure used to obt ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Almost: One is the procedure. The other is the result. The analogy (in sat form) is angiogram : angiography :: photograph : photography. So you do angiograp ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
31 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Angiogram: Non ionic contrast is used for CT angio and fluoroscopic angio. Gadolinium contrast is used for MR angio.
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