Angiography: Medical Imaging Technique

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What is the primary purpose of angiography or arteriography?

To visualize the inside of blood vessels and organs

What is the origin of the word 'angiography'?

From the Greek words ἀγγεῖον angeion 'vessel' and γράφειν graphein 'to write, record'

Who first developed the technique of angiography?

Egas Moniz

What type of imaging technique uses a radio-opaque contrast agent injected into the blood vessel?


What is the term used to describe both an arteriogram and a venogram?


Which newer vascular imaging technique has been mentioned in the text?

CO2 angiography

What year was the first cavogram performed?


Who performed the first cerebral angiogram in Lisbon?


When was the radial access technique for angiography first traced back to?


Which access point is commonly used to look at the left side of the heart and arterial system?

Femoral artery

What type of contrast agent is added to the blood during angiography?

X-ray contrast agent

For which structures are the images usually taken using digital subtraction angiography?

All structures except the heart

What technique enables the visualization of stenosis inside vessels?

Digital subtraction angiography (DSA)

Explore the medical imaging technique of angiography, used to visualize the inside of blood vessels and organs of the body, particularly the arteries, veins, and heart chambers. Learn about the process of injecting contrast agents and imaging using X-ray based techniques such as fluoroscopy.

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