angiography

noun
an·​gi·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌan-jē-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce angiography (audio) \

Definition of angiography

: the radiographic visualization of the blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque substance

Other Words from angiography

angiographic \ ˌan-​jē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce angiography (audio) \ adjective
angiographically \ ˌan-​jē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce angiography (audio) \ adverb

Examples of angiography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not long after, the doctor changed his prognosis after viewing the angiography. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 9 July 2021 Early coronary angiography was performed on 49.2% of women, compared to 54.1% of men. Lauren Mascarenhas And Andrea Diaz, CNN, 29 Sep. 2020 That testing, either with duplex scans or angiography, can show where blood flow is blocked and can indicate whether an intervention can restore blood flow before surgeons resort to amputation. Lizzie Presser, ProPublica, 19 Oct. 2020 Coronary angiography, a procedure used to detect blockages in heart arteries, was performed in 78.3% of women, compared to 81.4% of men. Lauren Mascarenhas And Andrea Diaz, CNN, 29 Sep. 2020 Some examples include gallbladder stone removal, angiography or stenting for cardiac patients, and resections for early-stage cancer. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, 9 Aug. 2020 He was wheeled into the angiography suite, and a catheter was inserted into an artery at 10:56. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, 26 Dec. 2018 In those new-cap states, doctors also ordered 21 percent fewer coronary angiographies as a follow-up and 23 percent fewer coronary procedures such as stenting, which other research says is sometimes an overused procedure. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 6 June 2018 In that lab, a physician first performs coronary angiography, which involves threading a thin tube into an artery and injecting a dye so that narrowing shows up on an X-ray. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of angiography

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angiography

angio- + -graphy

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More Definitions for angiography

angiography

noun
an·​gi·​og·​ra·​phy | \ -fē \
plural angiographies

Medical Definition of angiography

: the radiographic visualization of the blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque substance

Other Words from angiography

angiographic \ ˌan-​jē-​ə-​ˈgraf-​ik How to pronounce angiography (audio) \ adjective
angiographically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce angiography (audio) \ adverb

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