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How do doctors read an angiogram?

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Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology
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In brief: Comparing to normal

Doctors inject dye or carbon dioxide into the blood vessels, outlining the shape of the inside of the tube.
If the wall of the tube is uneven or blocked from a atherosclerotic plaque, the dye will outline its shape or stop completely. Normal vessels are smooth and taper like the branches of a tree or veins on a leaf. They also have patterns in numbers and types of branches that are well known.

In brief: Comparing to normal

Doctors inject dye or carbon dioxide into the blood vessels, outlining the shape of the inside of the tube.
If the wall of the tube is uneven or blocked from a atherosclerotic plaque, the dye will outline its shape or stop completely. Normal vessels are smooth and taper like the branches of a tree or veins on a leaf. They also have patterns in numbers and types of branches that are well known.
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Angiogram

With training, they look at the images to look for narrowing or aneurysm of blood vessels.

In brief: Angiogram

With training, they look at the images to look for narrowing or aneurysm of blood vessels.
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