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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "Nova, Auburn's golden eagle, will not fly during 2017 football season," 26 June 2017 The patient is taken to an angiography room, where a doctor threads a catheter into the abdomen and injects a dye that makes the blood vessels, and any leaks from them, visible on X-rays. Gina Kolata, New York Times, "Scalise Faces Prospect of Multiple Operations," 15 June 2017 Moniz was a celebrated physician, thanks to his development of the cerebral angiography years earlier, and claimed amazing results from his new procedure. Lyz Lenz, Marie Claire, "The Secret Lobotomy of Rosemary Kennedy," 31 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of angiography

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angiography

angio- + -graphy

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The first known use of angiography was in 1933

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27 Jan 2020

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“Angiography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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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 angiographic (audio) \ adjective
angiographically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce angiographically (audio) \ adverb

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