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What is the contrast used in an angiogram?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Many kinds

Basically same as cat scan.

In brief: Many kinds

Basically same as cat scan.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Iodine based

Almost all current radiographic contrast agents are based on iodine, which is relatively "heavy" and radioopaque.
Rarely, some radiologists will use co2 gas for a contrast study. In the cardiac circulation, we basically use iodine based agents almost exclusively.

In brief: Iodine based

Almost all current radiographic contrast agents are based on iodine, which is relatively "heavy" and radioopaque.
Rarely, some radiologists will use co2 gas for a contrast study. In the cardiac circulation, we basically use iodine based agents almost exclusively.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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