Venogram - diagnostic procedure - definition

Venogram - diagnostic procedure  - definition

What is Venogram - diagnostic procedure

Venogram is a diagnostic procedure to evaluate the flow of blood in the veins, usually in the legs. The cardiologist may use venogram to diagnose VARICOSE VEINS, VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY, or DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT). For venogram, the radiologist injects a small amount of contrast dye into the affected VEIN network and then takes X-rays or fluoroscopy images as the dye moves with the blood through the veins. The venogram shows any structural abnormalities and occlusions. Venogram requires no preparation or recovery. Some people experience a minor burning sensation with injection of the contrast dye. People who are allergic to iodine may have an allergic reaction to the dye.


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