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What is an arteriogram?

What is an arteriogram?

These terms simply refer to a particular method of observing your arteries. The words preceding “arteriogram” let you know which part of the body will be involved in the test. For example, an aortic arteriogram observes the blood flow through the aorta, which is the main artery in your body. Arteriograms can be used in many areas of the body.

What is a contrast arteriogram?

This test is also called angiogram. For arteriogram, your healthcare provider inserts a catheter into a large blood vessel and injects contrast dye. The contrast dye causes the blood vessels to appear on the X-ray image. This lets the healthcare provider better see the vessel (s) under exam.

What are the different types of arteriograms?

Types of arteriograms. Arteriograms can be used in many areas of the body. Some of the more common types are: aortic angiography (aorta) cerebral angiography (brain) coronary angiography (heart) extremity arteriography (extremities: arms, legs, hands, and feet)

What can be seen on an arteriogram?

Many arteries can be seen on an arteriogram, including those of the legs, kidneys, brain, and heart. A cerebral arteriogram is used to look at the blood vessels of the brain, head, or neck. For a cerebral arteriogram, a catheter is usually inserted into an artery in the groin.

How are splenic artery aneurysms diagnosed?

Several imaging modalities can be used to diagnose splenic artery aneurysms. Ultrasound with Doppler is non ionizing modality and relatively cheap and available yet it is operator dependent, has limited spatial resolution and may be difficult in cases of obesity, bowel shadowing and atherosclerosis.

What is extremity arteriography?

In extremity arteriography, your doctor examines the arteries in your extremities. These are your hands, feet, arms, or legs. In some cases, you might hear a more specific term, such as lower-extremity arteriography (LEA), which involves your feet or legs.

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