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Peripheral Venogram

Duration: About 30 minutes

A peripheral venogram is a minimally invasive test performed to visualize the veins of the lower extremities using dyes and x-ray imaging. It can show areas of stenosis/narrowings, clots, and is used to diagnose as well as treat vascular conditions.


Preparing for the test: 

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How it is performed:

  • A mild sedative is given so that you can relax while you remain awake during the procedure.
  • You will be connected to a heart monitor and an intravenous (IV) line will be placed in your arm.
  • First, a diagnostic catheterization is performed to check for any clots in the peripheral veins. A thin, long tube called a catheter is placed in either your legs or groin and is monitored by an x-ray camera until it reaches the targeted vein.
  • A contrast dye is then infused so that the vein(s) can be visualized. 
  • If a vein is blocked, you may require a venoplasty to open it up.

After the test: 

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