An angiogram is an x-ray picture of your blood vessels obtained by injecting contrast or "dye" into the vessel using a catheter. The catheter is introduced into the artery by needle access with local anesthesia, usually in the upper leg.
There are many types of angiograms. Depending on your problem, we may be looking at the blood vessels in your legs, abdomen, chest, neck, head, or arms. Regardless of the actual vessels being studied, most angiograms are performed in a similar fashion.
For more information about the field of interventional radiology and the services offered, please visit the Web site of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology at www.scvir.org.
For more information about vascular and interventional radiology at Rhode Island Hospital, call 401-444-5194 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.