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What is the difference between angiogram and angiography?

What is the difference between angiogram and angiography?

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. Krishna Kumar
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Angiography (Definition)

Encompasses several medical imaging tests that visualize the anatomy and pathology of blood vessels. Standard angiography involves catheterizing a vessel and injecting contrast under X-ray visualization. Less invasive angiographic techniques include MR ...Read more


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Is the difference between an angiogram and angiography?

Is the difference between an angiogram and angiography?

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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Are angiogram and angiography the same thing?

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.

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Is an angiogram and angiography the same thing?

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).

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Does Cerebal Angiogram and MRI angiography both have same accuracy to detect a AVM? I perfer to have less invasive MRI Angiography.

Does Cerebal Angiogram and MRI angiography both have same accuracy to detect a AVM? I perfer to have less invasive MRI Angiography.

Almost: A conventional cerebral angiogram is still considered the gold standard, but there is about a 1% chance of stroke from the procedure, plus other risks from needing to enter an artery. There is an advantage that if you have a treatable lesion, they can do a procedure during the angiogram. Otherwise, I almost always recommend the MR-angiogram or CT-angiogram because there is almost no risk.

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Would you do CT angiogram in 18 yr old with exertion chest pain after ecg, stressecg, 24hecg, echo, cadiac mri, cardiac angiography, all normal?

Would you do CT angiogram in 18 yr old with exertion chest pain after ecg, stressecg, 24hecg, echo, cadiac mri, cardiac angiography, all normal?

CTA: I personally would be unlikely to recommend that radiation exposure in such a patient without a strong belief there was a risk/benefit preponderance to benefit. Without more information I wouldn't predict benefit given all the other studies.

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What is the difference between angiograms and angioplasties?

Diagnose and fix: The angiogram is a roadmap of the inside of the artery showing where the narrowings and blockages are. The angioplasty is a stretching of the artery at the narrowing to open it up. Angiogram to diagnose first, then fix with the angioplasty.

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What is the difference between an angiogram and an angioplasty?

What is the difference between an angiogram and an angioplasty?

Difference: Angiogram is a study to see the blood vessels. Angioplasty is a procedure to widen the vessels with a balloon.

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Is there a difference between angiogram and arteriogram or are they used synonymously?

Is there a difference between angiogram and arteriogram or are they used synonymously?

Almost the same: An angiogram is generic meaning, a study of blood vessels, but is typically used almost synonymously with arteriogram. A venogram is when you inject dye to study veins (veins carry blood back to your heart) An arteriogram is when you inject arteries the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to various body parts.

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What is the difference between a CT and a CT Angiogram?

Adding contrast: Computerized axial tomography CAT or CT is a form of x-ray imaging without using any dye or contrast. If the radiologist injects a dye or contrast to highlight the blood vessels during the procedure that would be CT angiogram.

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What's the difference between an angiogram and CT scan?

What's the difference between an angiogram and CT scan?

A CT scan: Is performed without and/or with intravenous contrast/dye and evaluates the entirety of the body part being imaged. An angiogram is performed with intravenous contrast and directly evaluates the blood vessels.

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Months after mitral valve repair with ring, BP difference of 20-29 systolic is higher inright arm is it ok? Diastolic fine angiogram normal before op

Months after mitral valve repair with ring, BP difference of 20-29 systolic is higher inright arm is it ok? Diastolic fine angiogram normal before op

Probably fine: Do you have unusual pain, or are having a normal recovery? It is not normal to have a new blood pressure discrepancy after surgery. It could be spurious, or it could be a blockage or dissection caused by access to your bloodstream required for the cardiopulmonary bypass machine. I would make sure that your surgeon knows of this to place this finding properly in the setting of your recovery.

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Hi doctor, why am I having palpitations after my angiogram was clear?

Hi doctor, why am I having palpitations after my angiogram was clear?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified.

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Had angiogram showed 30-50% blockage. But hr was 28 and b/p was 58/0 after clamp was loosened. Was out needle to bring back?

Vagal rxn?: Sounds like you had vagal reaction (a neurologic reflex) which is not uncommon during angiograms. It feels horrible, ususally doesn't last long, and is reversed with IV Atropine and a fluid challenge. Does this fit with your experience?

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I have an angiogram coming up, I am so scared as it is my first procedure. What can I do to calm my self. Ease my mind please!?

Worrying: Worrying about the unknown can cause anticipation anxiety. Strategies include: Exercise, yoga, Meditation, focus on here and now, develop an action plan, build social support, plan for procedure, educate yourself, focus on what you can do and can control. Free Apps: 1)MyCalmBeat, 2)StressCheck, 3)TacticalBreather, 4)LifeArmor, 5)Breathe2Relax, 6)BioZen, 7) BinauralBeats 8)InstantHeartRate

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Hello sir, I am an Indian, 36 yrs old male, 4 years back had Acute myocardial infraction subsequently tested with Angiogram dye penetration method, -?

Acute MI: If you had acute myocardial infarction, its possible that you doctor might have recommended/performed coronary angiogram to see if you have severe blockage in any artery around the heart. If there was severe blockage, they would have recommended for stent or surgery. However, your question is incomplete. What do you want to know?

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Angiogram (Definition)

An angiogram is a picture of the inside of ones blood vessel (vein or artery) created by injecting a clear liquid (radiopaque dye) which appears to be white (or ...Read more