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what is the definition or description of: magnetic resonance angiography?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Blood vessel imaging: The most simple description is: an MRI study that has been adjusted to specifically look at the anatomy associated with or involving the major blood vessels of the body. This usually involves a contrast agent (dye) that is injected during the study and a very specific protocol for the MRI (program). It gives the radiologist a lot more information regarding the blood vessels than a regular mri.

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Angiography surgery -should I travel to a city for this?

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Yes: Yes if you need to get angiogram ( ? With possible stent placement of that blood vessel ) if that service is not available in your local area.
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What is the difference between aortography and angiography?

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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 - visualizing the biggest artery in the body - the aorta. So, an aortography is an angiography but not vice versa.
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What is radionuclide angiography?

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Whats the difference between contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography?

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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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What is the usual cash cost of a carotid angiography?

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Depends on location: There are wide variations for cash costs for all medical procedures. If you are a cash paying customer without insurance, you may be able to negotiate a favorable price close to the actual remuneration that a facility will obtain from an insurance company. Shop around different facilities if that is geographically possible.

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