What is an angiogram?

An angiogram is a minor procedure of the arteries and veins in the body. It is performed in a Catheter Lab, which is a specific type of theatre room. For a vascular patient it is usually in the legs or abdomen. Dye is injected into the vein or artery via the groin or arm. Once the dye has been injected images are taken of the blood flow to analyse abnormalities or blockages.

Why is an angiogram performed?

An angiogram is performed to take images of the abnormalities or blockages in the veins or arteries. It is used to plan further intervention if it needed.

Having an Angiogram?

For more information please read our patient information brochure on angiograms.

Angiogram & Angioplasty Brochure