Term: Angiography

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-04-04


A radiographic technique where a radio-opaque (shows up on X-ray) contrast material is injected 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.

See Angiogram and Cardiac Catheterization glossary terms for more information.

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