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which contrast media are used in an angiography?

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Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 32 years experience
Angiogram: Non ionic contrast is used for CT angio and fluoroscopic angio. Gadolinium contrast is used for MR angio.

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What information do I have to bring along to do the angiography?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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. Do not eat for at least 4 hours before the test. If you have diabetes, depending on the time of your exam, you might be asked to hold some or all of your dm med. Aspirin is ok but other blood thinners are often held.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Who does angiography?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 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.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: angiography?

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Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 36 years experience
Arteries: It is an imaging technique to determine the anatomy of the arteries.
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A 27-year-old male asked about a 51-year-old female:

Any sspecific precautions to be taken for a diabetic patient before/during angiography?

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Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Endocrinology 75 years experience
Angiography: Angiography dyes affect kidney function best to be well hydrated your md will use the lowest volume of due and check kidney function 48 hours if on metformin hold it on day of procedure.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the price of angiography?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on which blood vessel the angiogram involves. It also depends if treatment will occur during the angiogram.

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