Angiography is a medical imaging technique used to visualize the inside, or lumen, of blood vessels and organs of the body, with particular interest in the arteries, veins and the heart chambers.
In coronary angiogram, our experts use CT scan to see your heart’s blood vessels. Coronary angiograms are part of a general group of procedures known as heart (cardiac) catheterization. The test is generally done to see if there’s a restriction in blood flow going to the heart and it is useful in diagnosing heart conditions such as atherosclerosis.
During an angiogram, the iodine intravenous dye which is visible by the CT machine is injected into the blood vessels of your heart. The CT machine rapidly takes a series of images (angiograms), offering a look at your blood vessels. If clogged arteries are identified, angioplasty with stent placement may be performed.