angiography

angiography

[an-jee-og-ruh-fee]
or arteriography

X-ray examination of arteries and veins with a contrast medium to differentiate them from surrounding organs. The contrast medium is introduced through a catheter to show the blood vessels and the structures they supply, including organs. Angiography of diseased leg, brain, or heart arteries is necessary before corrective surgery. Seealso angiocardiography.

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