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An angiogram or arteriogram is an X-ray test that uses an injection of dye (or contrast) to examine blood vessels of the head, neck, arms, legs or other organs of the body. The tests identify the area and extent of any artery blockage or narrowing. The contrast solution allows the blood vessels to be seen more clearly.

The procedure involves mild discomfort and takes between one and two hours to complete.


For more information regarding the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, please call 1-866-662-8467 or request a first time appointment online.

Last UpdateMarch 15, 2011