Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. All
An angiogram is an X-ray test done to
take pictures of the blood flow in an artery or vein. During the test, you lie
on a table and a dye is injected into a blood vessel in the groin or elbow. A
special camera takes pictures of the dye as it moves through the blood
In this picture, the radiologist uses monitors and table
controls to position the person before an angiogram. The large C-arm can turn
to take X-ray pictures from many different angles.
November 27, 2012
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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