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whats the difference between contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography?

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Dr. Irv Loh
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Cardiology 49 years experience
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 imaging. Both are great, but nuclear probably more accurate.

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Whats the dye used in angiography? Ive tried researching online, but cant find an answer. Im allergic to a lot of things, and im afraid i might have a bad reaction to the dye/contrast medium. How can I find out?

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