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Who does angiography?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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 common vessels include aortic and femoral / iliac vessels, carotids, renal arteries and mesenteric vessels. These vessels are often imaged by interventional radiologists or vascular surgeons.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
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 column shows on x-ray. Without the dye, the blood looks same on x-ray as surrounding tissues. Procedures commonly done by cardiologists (such as i), radiologists or, sometimes, vascular surgeons. Also by ophthalmologists for the vessels of the eye.

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