Medical Imaging

Angiography > Exams & Procedures > Pulmonary Angiogram

This test is a venous study to look at the vessels supplying the lungs to look for any abnormalities. Local anaesthetic is given to numb the area. A small, thin tube called a catheter is inserted into a vein, usually the femoral vein, near the groin. The catheter is then placed to best view the veins supplying the lungs. A contrast medium is injected through the catheter.

Once the radiologist has viewed the pictures taken, he/she will press at the puncture site for five minutes.

The procedure takes about 1/2 hour. You will be on bed rest for three hours.