What is Aortography?

An aortogram involves placement of a catheter in the aorta and injection of contrast material while taking x-rays of the aorta. The procedure is known as aortography. The diagnosis of aortic dissection can be made by visualization of the intimal flap and flow of contrast material in both the true lumen and the false lumen. The catheter has to be inserted through the right femoral artery, because in about two thirds of cases the aortic dissection spreads into the left common iliac artery.

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i have a abdominial aneurysms that was found while doing a ultra sound. The test was in Feb. of 2014. It was 3cm in size. When should I have it...

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