Venogram

Definition

A venogram is a way to look at veins in your body. It uses x-rays and a radiographic contrast material. It is most often used to look at veins in the legs and belly area (abdomen).

Veins are not normally seen in an x-ray. That is why the contrast material is used. The health care provider injects this dye into a vein so it shows up better on x-rays.

Related topics include:

  • Renal venogram
  • Leg venogram

Alternative Names

Phlebogram

References

Pin RH, Ayad MT, Gillespie D. Venography. In: Sidawy AN, Perler BA, eds. Rutherford's Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:chap 26.

Solves JM, Almeida JI, Aguirre PGS, Abi-Chaker AM. Venous diagnostic tools. In: Almeida JI, ed. Atlas of Endovascular Venous Surgery. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:chap 4.

Review Date: 03/04/2019

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