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

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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

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Recent Examples on the Web Early coronary angiography was performed on 49.2% of women, compared to 54.1% of men. Lauren Mascarenhas And Andrea Diaz, CNN, "Women who have heart attacks receive less extensive care than men, research suggests," 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, "New Bill Aims to End Racial Disparities in Amputations," 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, "Women who have heart attacks receive less extensive care than men, research suggests," 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, "India’s overburdened hospitals could actually benefit from more elective surgeries," 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, "Hospitals Rush to Offer New Stroke Treatment," 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, "After malpractice caps, doctors ordered fewer invasive tests to diagnose heart attacks," 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, "Some reasons not to rush into open-heart surgery," 26 Feb. 2018 Veterinary faculty, in consultation with the Cardiology Service in the Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospit performed a CT angiography on Nova. Amber Sutton, AL.com, "Nova, Auburn's golden eagle, will not fly during 2017 football season," 26 June 2017

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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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The first known use of angiography was in 1930

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“Angiography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angiography. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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