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Radiography: vascular contrast studies

Introduction

  • Injection of positive contrast into circulation allows visualization of vascular system.

Uses

Advantages

  • Relatively simple procedure.
  • Equipment available in general practice.
  • Good anatomical detail.

Disadvantages

  • General anesthesia often required (and patient may be severely compromised).
  • Fluoroscopy required for selective angiography.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Wise M (1982) Non-selective angiocardiography in the normal dog and cat. Vet Radiol 23 (4), 144-151 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Fox P R & Bond B R (1983) Non-selective and selective​ angiocardiography. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 13 (2), 259-272 PubMed.


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