Angiography

An angiogram is a procedure that is used to visualize the blood vessels (arteries), detect problems with functioning of the arteries and veins, and also provide treatment for various conditions.  

During the procedure, a contrast agent is injected into the blood vessel through the angiography catheter under local anesthesia.  Most commonly, the area used for the catheter insertion is the top of a leg where the femoral artery and femoral vein are located.

General Information on Angiography

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Required
Preparing for Your Visit

The patient will be contacted directly by the ordering physician's office, or a medical imaging booking clerk, with the necessary information. 

Exam Time

30-60 minutes - please note that under certain circumstances the procedure may be prolonged.

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