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Who does angiography?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Cards or vascular

Angio refers to vessel so could be any vessel, but most frequently refers to coronary (heart) vessels, therefore cardiologist usually performs.
Other common vessels include aortic and femoral / iliac vessels, carotids, renal arteries and mesenteric vessels. These vessels are often imaged by interventional radiologists or vascular surgeons.

In brief: Cards or vascular

Angio refers to vessel so could be any vessel, but most frequently refers to coronary (heart) vessels, therefore cardiologist usually performs.
Other common vessels include aortic and femoral / iliac vessels, carotids, renal arteries and mesenteric vessels. These vessels are often imaged by interventional radiologists or vascular surgeons.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Angio means Blood

Angio = blood, gram = picture; thus angiograms are pictures which show a 2d image, still or motion, of dye added into the blood, so that the dye/blood column shows on x-ray.
Without the dye, the blood looks same on x-ray as surrounding tissues. Procedures commonly done by cardiologists (such as i), radiologists or, sometimes, vascular surgeons. Also by ophthalmologists for the vessels of the eye.

In brief: Angio means Blood

Angio = blood, gram = picture; thus angiograms are pictures which show a 2d image, still or motion, of dye added into the blood, so that the dye/blood column shows on x-ray.
Without the dye, the blood looks same on x-ray as surrounding tissues. Procedures commonly done by cardiologists (such as i), radiologists or, sometimes, vascular surgeons. Also by ophthalmologists for the vessels of the eye.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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