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What is the difference between angiogram and angiography?

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Dr. Jeffery Dormu
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Angiogram: Angiograms and angioplasty are defined when you break down the words into their respective suffixes and prefixes. The prefix ‘angio’ relates to a blood vessel or lymph vessel. The suffix ‘gram’ is the analysis or recording of something, and ‘plasty’ is the repair and restoration of something.
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Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Verb versus noun: Angiography is the process of performing an x-ray picture (or an image) of a blood vessel by injecting the vessel with an opaque dye. Th dye often contains iodine. An angiogram is the picture of the blood vessel that was taken while performing angiography.
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Dr. Nicolas Mouawad
Surgery - Vascular 17 years experience
Yes: An angiogram is the actual procedure with associated images of the specific vascular territory. Angiography is term to describe the imaging modality.
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