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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Angiography (Overview)

It is an imaging technique to determine the anatomy of the arteries.


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Who does angiography?

Who does angiography?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
3 doctors shared insights

Angiography (Overview)

It is an imaging technique to determine the anatomy of the arteries.


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Is angiography test is not safe?

Is angiography test is not safe?

Not risk-free: When done by a well trained/experienced physician, it should be a safe procedure however that does not mean that it is free of risk. If determined to be necessary, the benefits of the test should outweigh the risks. The physician performing the test should discuss risks and benefits with the patient prior to angiography. ...Read more

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What is the price of angiography?

Depends: It depends on which blood vessel the angiogram involves. It also depends if treatment will occur during the angiogram. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What is radionuclide angiography?

What is radionuclide angiography?

Dye study of heart: This is a study in which dye is shot into your vessels and images captured to determine the efficiency of chambers and valves. The test may be done at rest or with exercise / stress. ...Read more

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Are angiogram and angiography the same thing?

No: Technically no. An angiogram is the image taken when the artery is injected with dye and imaged under x-rays. Angiography is the procedure used to obtain an angiogram. They are often used interchangeably in the vernacular. ...Read more

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Is an angiogram and angiography the same thing?

Almost: One is the procedure. The other is the result. The analogy (in sat form) is angiogram : angiography :: photograph : photography. So you do angiography to get the picture (the angiogram). ...Read more

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Which contrast media are used in an angiography?

Angiogram: Non ionic contrast is used for CT angio and fluoroscopic angio. Gadolinium contrast is used for MR angio. ...Read more