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what is the difference between aortography and angiography

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Subset: Angiography is a study in which the blood vessels are visualized (e.g. Arteries of the leg or heart). An aortography is just a subset of that - visual ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Specific areas: aortography is specific to the aorta, angiography can look at any arteries.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Differences: This is putting a dye to image the specific vessels. Aortography or course is the aorta and coronary are the blood vessels that go to the walls of the ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicolas Mouawad
15 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: An angiogram is the actual procedure with associated images of the specific vascular territory. Angiography is term to describe the imaging modality.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Angiogram: Angiograms and angioplasty are defined when you break down the words into their respective suffixes and prefixes. The prefix ‘angio’ relates to a bloo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Diagnosis vs treatmet: angiography is the placement of contrast (dye) in an artery. angioplasty is the dilatation of an artery usually with a balloon.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Stress or angiogram: Thallium test is another term for a nuclear stress test, which is a NONINVASIVE test to evaluate for any areas of heart muscle which look to be having ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
X-ray vs radioactive: Contrast ventriculography uses x-ray contrast material, and rnvg uses a radioactive tracer. Acquisition time is shorter with x-ray compared to nuclear ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Imaging: Contrast ventriculography is using a contrast agent to image the ventricle(s) of the heart. It can be radiographic, ultrasonic or radionuclide imaging ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saima Jehangir
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: They are the same thing.

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