Term: Angiogram

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-04

Definition:

An image obtained using a radiographic technique, which involves the injection of a radio-opaque (shows up on X-ray) contrast material into a blood vessel for the purpose of identifying its anatomy on X-ray. This technique is used to image arteries in the brain, heart, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, aorta, neck (carotids), chest, limbs and pulmonary circuit. Angiograms are used in cardiac catheterization, a procedure that involves the injection of the contrast material into the coronary arteries through a thin tube inserted in the arm or groin area.

See Angiography and Cardiac Catheterization glossary terms for more information.

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References 

  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Rajotte L. Who is in our Hospitals.and why? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)

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  • Chartier M, Finlayson G, Prior H, McGowan K, Chen H, de Rocquigny J, Walld R, Gousseau M. Health and Healthcare Utilization of Francophones in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)