Definition of angiography in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌanjēˈäɡrəfē/


Examination by X-ray of blood or lymph vessels, carried out after introduction of a radiopaque substance.
Example sentences
  • Pre-operative angiography and embolisation was carried out.
  • As with most procedures done on your heart and blood vessels, coronary angiography does pose some risk.
  • Current methods of viewing these lesions include endoscopy and catheter angiography.



Pronunciation: /-fər/
Example sentences
  • The radial approach provides angiographers with a technique for vascular access when femoral access is contraindicated or cannot be obtained.
  • The extent of coronary artery disease was assessed from cineangiograms by experienced angiographers without knowledge of the serum homocysteine concentrations.
  • He was one of the first clinical angiographers in Britain and he established a superb service, which he led with courtesy and diagnostic excellence.


Pronunciation: /-əˈɡrafik/
Example sentences
  • Some clinicians require unequivocal angiographic proof of pulmonary embolism before they will begin thrombolysis.
  • With the patient under mild intravenous sedation and local anesthesia, a small angiographic catheter is introduced into the femoral artery and guided into the left uterine artery.
  • In case of massive, lifethreatening pulmonary thromboembolism the clot can be sucked out through a large catheter via the percutaneous angiographic route.


Pronunciation: /-əˈɡrafik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • In one series of angiographically confirmed pulmonary embolism, 13% of patients had syncope.
  • Myocardial infarction with angiographically normal coronary arteries is a life-threatening event with many open questions for physicians and patients.
  • One to 12% of individuals with myocardial infarction who undergo coronary angiography are found to have angiographically normal coronary arteries.
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