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Role of Angiography in Modern Era

Published on Dec 30, 2014 and last reviewed on Jul 22, 2019   -  2 min read



Angiography is done to visualize the insides of blood vessels using X-rays. Learn about the various types and uses of angiography.

Role of Angiography in Modern Era

What Is the Meaning of Angiography?

The word angiography has originated from the combination of two Greek words i.e, angion meaning 'vessel' and graphein meaning 'to record'.

How Is Angiography Helpful?

Angiography is an excellent investigation to diagnose a variety of vessel disorders in various parts and organs of the body like:

1) Coronary angiography: It is done to diagnose the narrowing of coronary arteries which supply blood to the walls of the heart and their narrowing/blockage leads to myocardial infarction/ischemia i.e, in simple language, a heart attack.

2) Cerebral angiography: It is done to diagnose abnormalities of the blood vessels of brain.

3) Pulmonary angiography: It is done to diagnose pulmonary embolism (blockage of main vessel of the lung).

4) Peripheral angiography: It is done to diagnose the occlusive disease of the arteries of limbs specifically legs.

5) Renal angiography: It is done to diagnose renal artery stenosis (narrowing of arteries that supply blood to the kidneys).

6) Spinal angiography: It is done to diagnose vascular malformations and certain tumours of spine.

Some Interesting Facts About Angiography

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