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Can a venogram painful?

Can a venogram painful?

No: A venogram, performed by injecting dye into the veins and taking x-ray pictures, is usually not painful. A needle and small sheath is used to access the vein but this area is numbed 1st. ...Read more

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What is an MRI venogram?

What is an MRI venogram?

MR venogram: An mr venogram is a test used to look at the veins using mri. This may be done without or with intravenous contrast (gadolinium) depending on the technique used. ...Read more

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What is a pelvic venogram trying to diagnose?

What is a pelvic venogram trying to diagnose?

It depends: It depends on the clinical situation. Pelvic venography can evaluate for ovarian vein insufficiency (aka pelvic congestion), may-thurner syndrome, or clot in the veins of the pelvis. ...Read more

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What are the concerns about doing a venogram in diabetics?

What are the concerns about doing a  venogram in diabetics?

Contrast and access: Diabetics often have terrible veins to access for peripheral veinography. Ultrasound guided access can help greatly. Once access is obtained, concerns turn to limiting the amount of contrast that is used in order to avoid injury to the kidney function. ...Read more

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What is a magnetic resonance venogram used for?

What is a magnetic resonance venogram used for?

Evaluates veins: Good way of evaluating veins from head to legs. See radiologyinfo.Org for more details. ...Read more

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Is the patient supposed to lie flat or tilted when undergoing a venogram of the leg?

Is the patient supposed to lie flat or tilted when undergoing a venogram of the leg?

Usually tilting: Usually a tilting table is used for a venogram of the leg- but not always. Different hospitals and radiologist have different procedures for different circumstances. ...Read more

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Is it typical for a venogram of the leg to be performed at the same time as an angiogram?

Is it typical for a venogram of the leg to be performed at the same time as an angiogram?

Vascular studies: It is not uncommon to do venous and arterial studies at the same time. ...Read more

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Is it typical for a doctor to perform an ascending and descending venogram in the same sitting?

Is it typical for a doctor to perform an ascending and descending venogram in the same sitting?

Can be done. : Ascending venogram or simply venogram is used to find blood clots or areas of narrowing / blockage. Access for the contrast injection is in the foot or ankle. Descending venogram is a test for venous insufficiency. A catheter is placed in your arm/neck and positioned in your pelvis. Contrast is injected while you are tiled to a near standing position. Dye going backwards is abnormal. ...Read more

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