Angiography or angiogram is the x-ray imaging of blood vessels. In this procedure, a thin tube called a catheter is inserted into the blood vessels via the groin area or wrist area. The catheter is threaded throughout the vessel to the area to be studied. A contrast agent, or dye is then injected into the blood vessels to make them visible by x-ray imaging within the study area.
Angiography is used to detect narrowing, blockage or bulging of blood vessels.
Dr. Vora and Dr. Shamai commonly perform angiography for the arteries of the heart (coronary), neck (carotid), and arms and legs (peripheral).