angiography

A medical imaging technique in which an X-ray image is taken to visualize the inside of blood vessels and organs of the body, with particular interest in the arteries, veins and the heart chambers.

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  • Angiography — Intervention Angiogram showing a transverse projection of the vertebrobasilar and posterior cerebral circulation …   Wikipedia

  • Angiography — An gi*og ra*phy, n. [Angio + graphy: cf. F. angiographie.] 1. (Anat.) A description of blood vessels and lymphatics. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) a diagnostic procedure in which the location and size of blood vessels may be visualized by taking an X… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • angiography — (n.) 1731, from ANGIO (Cf. angio ) + GRAPHY (Cf. graphy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • angiography — [an΄jē äg′rə fē] n. [ ANGIO + GRAPHY] the process of making X ray pictures of blood vessels after first injecting a radiopaque substance angiographic [an΄jē ə graf′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • angiography — Radiography of vessels after the injection of a radiopaque contrast material; usually requires percutaneous insertion of a radiopaque catheter and positioning under fluoroscopic control. SEE ALSO …   Medical dictionary

  • angiography — n. imaging of blood vessels (see also coronary angiography, lymphangiography). Fluoroscopic angiography is performed by injection of contrast medium during X ray fluoroscopy. Positive (radiopaque) contrast medium containing iodine or, more… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • angiography — angiographic /an jee euh graf ik/, adj. /an jee og reuh fee/, n. x ray examination of blood vessels or lymphatics following injection of a radiopaque substance. [1720 30; ANGIO + GRAPHY] * * * or arteriography X ray examination of arteries and… …   Universalium

  • angiography — noun Date: 1933 the radiographic visualization of the blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque substance • angiographic adjective • angiographically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • angiography — [ˌandʒɪ ɒgrəfi] noun radiography of blood or lymph vessels, carried out after introduction of a radiopaque substance. Derivatives angiographic adjective angiographically adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • angiography — an·gi·og·ra·phy …   English syllables

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