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How is a renal angiogram performed?
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In brief: Invasive examination
A renal angiogram is a minimally invasive examination.
The doctor will likely enter the artery located in the right groin initially with a small needle and then change that for a plastic tube. A catheter (small plastic tube) is then advanced into the aorta and then selectively into the renal artery. A small amount of dye is then injected. Us, ct or MRI usually done before this test.

In brief: Invasive examination
A renal angiogram is a minimally invasive examination.
The doctor will likely enter the artery located in the right groin initially with a small needle and then change that for a plastic tube. A catheter (small plastic tube) is then advanced into the aorta and then selectively into the renal artery. A small amount of dye is then injected. Us, ct or MRI usually done before this test.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Dye injected
A tube is placed into the aorta and by x-ray guidance is moved to the area of the renal artery.
Dye is then injected and picures are taken to see if the artery is normal or blocked.

In brief: Dye injected
A tube is placed into the aorta and by x-ray guidance is moved to the area of the renal artery.
Dye is then injected and picures are taken to see if the artery is normal or blocked.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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