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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 the typical cost for an out-of-pocket venogram?

What is the typical cost for an out-of-pocket venogram?

Variable: Rarely done these days. Outpatient Doppler venous duplex exams are non- invasive, highly accurate and economical. Call the Vascular lab at your hospital or vascular surgeons office and ask. Usually covered if proper indications to have it done. Pain, swelling, prior clots, varicosities etc. If ultrasound and d-dimer are negative the liklihood of DVT is very low. Read more

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Are ascending and descending venogram typically conducted together, or just one or the other?

Are ascending and descending venogram typically conducted together, or just one or the other?

Venograms: Usually these venograms are done at different times. Each looks for something different. Descending venograms look for venous reflux and ascending look for anatomy and clots. Both are not done often anymore. 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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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 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 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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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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How are veins of the foot assessed? Ultrasound? Venogram?

How are veins of the foot assessed? Ultrasound? Venogram?

Foot veins: Foot veins are normal and increase in size when standing and decrease in size when lying. An ultrasound can be done to assess the foot veins and rarely is a venogram done any more. Usually however, foot veins are evaluated by physical exam since they are under the skin and can be easily examined. See a vein specialist if you have a vein issue. Read more

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Clean MRI and venogram, can Crohn's really be causing headaches this often?

Clean MRI and venogram, can Crohn's really be causing headaches this often?

Your physician: Diligently investigated you for possible complication of crohn's disease. Cerebral sinus thrombosis is one of the complication of crohn's disease. If mrv is negative that is reassuring. Once the worst case scenario is excluded, it is better to focus on the common causes of head ache. As you know the causes of head ache are countlesss. Common things being common, better to focus on them. Read more

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Are magnetic resonance angiogram and venogram usually performed with the posterior view or anterior? Does it depend on symptoms and site of symptoms?

Are magnetic resonance angiogram and venogram usually performed with the posterior view or anterior? Does it depend on symptoms and site of symptoms?

Cross sections of: Body which are reconstructed in software to show any of multiple views, depending on machine, software, technician & radiologist chosen protocols. Symptoms & site of symptoms are not a driving factor in how the scan is performed. These issues are dictated by body anatomy & the construction of the scanning hardware. Read more

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What is the difference between a CT venogram and CT with contrast?

What is the difference between a CT venogram and CT with contrast?

What to look for: CT venogram is a study for the veins of the body. Looking for something in the veins. Site of injection may be different timing different. CT with contrast has contrast material also. Timing also different Read more

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Does MRDTI have better image quality than a CAT/CT venogram?

Does MRDTI have better image quality than a CAT/CT venogram?

NMRIBetterSoftTissue: NMRI = (Nuclear) Magnetic Resonance Imaging tends to be better than CT for soft tissue differentiation but, as always, depends on specific equipment, how the technicians use the controls, contrast used, planning, what is being looked for, physician input to adjust for the clinical issues, the physician reader & what they know about the particular clinical issues being looked for, etc. Read more

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Aside from the needle site, is a venogram any more invasive than the typical CT w/ contrast?

Aside from the needle site, is a venogram any more invasive than the typical CT w/ contrast?

No: Most of the risk for injury from both venogram and CT with contrast is the contrast injection, which is about the same. There is more radiation risk with the CT scan, but not terrible large. Read more

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Can my primary care physician order imaging such as angriogram or venogram, or are they restricted from doing so?

Can my primary care physician order imaging such as angriogram or venogram, or are they restricted from doing so?

Pop: Any physician can order tests, however it may be beneficial to be first evaluated by a specialist and together decide on an appropriate test based on your symptoms Read more

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