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what are the differences between contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Imaging: Contrast ventriculography is using a contrast agent to image the ventricle(s) of the heart. It can be radiographic, ultrasonic or radionuclide imaging. Radionuclide angiography uses radioactive tracer to image the blood vessels and heart.

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