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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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I know venogram is gold standard, but wow accurate is venous ultrasound below the knee? Is it really operator dependent and 50-85% accurate?

I know venogram is gold standard, but wow accurate is venous ultrasound below the knee? Is it really operator dependent and 50-85% accurate?

Very accurate: Ultrasounds are operator dependent. But below the knee. If the vessels are seen and flow seen no clots. The question is really what to do with clots there. Some treat others don't. The study can be repeated to see if there is progression of the clots. Either way a very good study. Venogram is not without risk ...Read more

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Why is it so difficult to get a venogram below the knee? D-dimer and US are not good enough considering I have PV. Self assessment 3 on Well's test

Why is it so difficult to get a venogram below the knee? D-dimer and US are not good enough considering I have PV. Self assessment 3 on Well's test

Skill, risk and time: Venogram is an effective way to evaluate the veins of the leg especially to look for blood clots. Unfortunately we do these tests less often because they are technically more difficult, take more more time and have more risk. IV contrast dye can damage kidneys and cause phlebitis.
So because the done so infrequently the skill get a bit rusty and we prefer newer less invasive methods for diagnosis ...Read more

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Can venogram see the veins in the feet and toes?

Can venogram see the veins in the feet and toes?

Yes.: If it is a venogram of the feet...Venogram just means mapping of the veins it depends on what part of the body is being studied. ...Read more

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In migrain whts the application of MRI venogram with brain?

In migrain whts the application of MRI venogram with brain?

Migraine Workup: In atypical migraine headaches, MRI venogram is sometimes performed to rule out clots in the sagittal sinuses which could be causing the problem. ...Read more

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Does a CT venogram or xray venogram return more accurate results?

Variable: Both are imaging techniques and use X-ray.
For lower extremities ultrasound has good technique and
Noninvasive, and low risk!
CHEST, ABDOMEN AND PELVIS MAY REQUIRE THE OTHER TECHNIQUES.
MRI HAS SOME INDICATIONS AS WELL. ...Read more

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Does a magnetic resonance venogram have superior image quality to a CT venogram?

No, CT spacial image: Detail quality (partially older technology with more improvements over time) remains much superior to MRI. Yet CT is radiation, MRI (actually NMRI) no radiation, but slower, more noise & better at distinguishing soft tissue differences. Yet both only show location of dye in vein, not the vein itself, thus can easily miss issues present but not reflected in dye column. ...Read more

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Feel pulse in 7 places between foot + leg. Unilateral swelling posteriorly. US + ABI normal. Have P. Vera + Crohn's. Time for arteriogram + venogram?

Feel pulse in 7 places between foot + leg. Unilateral swelling posteriorly. US + ABI normal. Have P. Vera + Crohn's. Time for arteriogram + venogram?

Feeling pulse: Feeling pulse in itself is not a bad thing.
However the swelling needs to be examined to determine next course of action. Need not necessarily be arteriogram/venogram.
The swelling may be nonvascular in nature. ...Read more

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Does CT venogram include anterior, posterior, and side views of the legs?

Not really: A CT scan is of the whole volume of the leg. From that dataset images can be reconstructed in many planes and directions. ...Read more

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What might cause pain in the thigh that seems to move around in buttocks and groin if the doctor suggested an ultrasound and venogram?

What might cause pain in the thigh that seems to move around in buttocks and groin if the doctor suggested an ultrasound and venogram?

Hip, back, etc.: Several things cause pain in those areas: low back problems with irritation of nerve (radiculopathy), groin, obturator hernia, hip degeneration, pelvic disease with irritation of nerves. Evaluation with ultrasound may help identify the problem, but best to start with physical examination. ...Read more

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P. Vera. GSV reflux below knee. Tightness in posterior and sides of calf. Tightness remedied w/ elevation. Is this a circulatory issue? Get venogram?

P. Vera. GSV reflux below knee. Tightness in posterior and sides of calf. Tightness remedied w/ elevation. Is this a circulatory issue? Get venogram?

Reflux: Such vein problems can usually be managed nonoperatively with compression stockings and leg elevation. You do not need a venogram to make Dx. Venous duplex &/or PPG in an accredited vascular laboratory can confirm venous insufficiency. Reluctance to perform venogram or venous ablation with Hx P Vera as this makes you prone to clotting which could complicate either. Follow with vascular surgeon. ...Read more