Scientific Sessions

Angiography & Intervention

Angiography or arteriography is a medical imaging technique used to visualise the inside, or lumen, of blood vessels and organs of the body, with interest in the arteries, veins and the heart chambers. This is traditionally done by injecting a radio-opaque contrast agent into the blood vessel and imaging using X-ray based techniques such as fluoroscopy. The term angiography has been applied to radionuclide angiography and newer vascular imaging techniques such as CT angiography and MR angiography. The term isotope angiography has also been used, although this is more correctly referred to as isotope perfusion scanning.