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What is the difference between aortography and angiography?

What is the difference between aortography and angiography?

Subset: Angiography is a study in which the blood vessels are visualized (e.g. Arteries of the leg or heart). An aortography is just a subset of that - visualizing the biggest artery in the body - the aorta. So, an aortography is an angiography but not vice versa. ...Read more

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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 angiography ...Read more


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Aortography and coronary angiography.Differences?Could be both made at the same time?Risks? Syntomps:chest pain, low diuresis. All other exams ok

Aortography and coronary angiography.Differences?Could be both made at the same time?Risks? Syntomps:chest pain, low diuresis. All other exams ok

Differences: This is putting a dye to image the specific vessels. Aortography or course is the aorta and coronary are the blood vessels that go to the walls of the heart and yes they can be done a the same time, as long as the amount of dye used can be ok for the kidneys so a good kidney function necessary or else renal failure can ensue. That's one risk and the other is perforation of vessel, rare. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an angiography and angioplasty?

What is the difference between an angiography and angioplasty?

Diagnosis vs treatmet: angiography is the placement of contrast (dye) in an artery. angioplasty is the dilatation of an artery usually with a balloon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is difference between thallium test and angiography ?

Can you tell me what is difference between thallium test and angiography ?

Stress or angiogram: Thallium test is another term for a nuclear stress test, which is a NONINVASIVE test to evaluate for any areas of heart muscle which look to be having reduced blood flow. Angiography (Coronary angiogram, left heart catheterization, LHC, "cath") is an INVASIVE method to directly evaluate coronary arteries for blockages/narrowing. If narrowing is found, then angioplasty/stent placement may be needed ...Read more

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Whats the difference between contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography?

Whats the difference between contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography?

X-ray vs radioactive: Contrast ventriculography uses x-ray contrast material, and rnvg uses a radioactive tracer. Acquisition time is shorter with x-ray compared to nuclear imaging. Both are great, but nuclear probably more accurate. ...Read more

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What are the differences between contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography?

Imaging: Contrast ventriculography is using a contrast agent to image the ventricle(s) of the heart. It can be radiographic, ultrasonic or radionuclide imaging. Radionuclide angiography uses radioactive tracer to image the blood vessels and heart. ...Read more

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What are the differences if any between cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography?

What are the differences if any between cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography?

Tubes +/- Dye to see: blood in blood vessels. Cath=tubes inserted into blood vessels; used to measure pressures &/or inject agents into blood, via the tube. Angiography (=blood picture) is injection of contrast agents into blood, during catheterization, so as to image, typically using X-Ray (a few seconds) or NMRI (few minutes) blood flow within blood vessels. Problem: does not show plaque-only narrowings due to clots. ...Read more

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What are the differences of getting CT angiography vs. Mra for ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm?

What are the differences of getting CT angiography vs. Mra for ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm?

Radiation: Cta uses radiation, while mra uses magnetic fields. Both will give good images of vascular anatomy. ...Read more

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

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?

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

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Angiography surgery -should I travel to a city for this?

Angiography surgery -should I travel to a city for this?

Yes: Yes if you need to get angiogram ( ? With possible stent placement of that blood vessel ) if that service is not available in your local area. ...Read more

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