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Angiography

Angiography procedures in St. Louis

Description

Angiography is a minimally invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Angiography uses one of three imaging technologies: x-ray, CT, MRI. In most cases, a contrast material injection is needed to produce pictures of blood vessels in the body. Using x-ray guidance, a catheter is navigated to the area being examined. Once there, contrast material is injected through the tube and images are captured using a small dose of ionizing radiation (x-rays).

Imaging Areas

blood, blood vessels, brain, lungs, children, stomach, gall bladder, head, neck & thyroid, heart, hormone, joint, kidney, pelvis, liver, pancreas, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovary, spine

Typical Preparations

Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight the day of your exam. Bring your medicine in their original bottles when you come for your exam. Follow any pre-test instructions given to you. For your safety, please let us know if you have:
  • Diabetes
  • An allergy to iodine
  • Prior arterial or vascular graft operations
  • A history of unstable angina, bleeding disorders or kidney failure



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