Angiography is an x-ray exam of the arteries and veins to diagnose blockages and other blood vessel problems. At NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, our angiography suite is equipped with the latest technology to help physicians diagnose conditions such as aneurysms, cerebral vascular disease, and blood vessel malformations.
Interventional radiologists perform this x-ray procedure, also called an angiogram. The procedure begins with the insertion of a thin tube into the artery through a small cut in the skin, about the size of the tip of a pencil. A special x-ray dye is injected to make the blood vessels visible on the x-ray.
One of the most common reasons for an angiogram is to check for a blockage or narrowing in a blood vessel that may interfere with normal blood flow throughout the body. If a blockage is found, the radiologist can sometimes treat it without surgery at the same time the angiogram is being performed.
To learn more about Angioraphy and how to prepare for testing