What is Venography?

What is Venography?

Venography is an advanced technique using leading-edge technology that allows our board-certified vascular specialists to see the veins in your body and your circulatory system on an x-ray. While veins don’t typically show up on an x-ray, by injecting an iodine-based solution in the veins to act as a contrast they can be seen. This process is referred to as a venogram. This allows our doctors to get a full view of your veins without having to give you an ultrasound. A single venogram can detect deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in addition to a variety of other potentially dangerous vein conditions.

What Can I Expect During my Venogram?

Your venogram will be performed at your local state-of-the-art StrideCare location by one of our expert board-certified vascular specialists. Before your venogram begins, a special iodine-based contrast solution will be injected into your veins. This is to ensure your circulatory system will be visible with an x-ray. An x-ray will then be taken of the suspected affected areas. The entire venogram diagnostic testing process typically takes between 30 and 90 minutes to complete depending on the size of the area that needs to be x-rayed.

What Can I Expect After My Venogram?

Immediately following your venogram, we will monitor the access site for bleeding for a short time.  The time will vary by patient and access site. You may experience some mild bruising and tenderness at the access site.  This is normal and side effects typically resolve on their own within a few days of treatment. The results of your venogram will be available within a few days of your diagnostic appointment, at which time your specialist will ask you to come in for a follow-up appointment to discuss the results.

Is Venography Treatment Right for Me?

If you’re suffering from extreme discomfort and believe you may have vein disease or a vascular condition, venography may be right for you. The best way to find out if venography is right for you is to schedule a private consultation with one of our board-certified specialists. They’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your veins’ condition, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate health goals.

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