What is a Venogram?
A venogram is a test that is used to visualize the veins in the calf and upper leg to determine if there is a blood clot. This condition is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
A needle will be placed in a vein into the ankle/foot. X-ray contrast will be injected and x-rays will be taken to record the exam. The needle will be removed when the exam is complete.
To better assist us with your treatment, we are asking that you bring a lost of your current medications and doses. This information is very valuable and will help us to provide you with the best, most timely service possible.
The Radiologist (x-ray doctor) will insert a needle into one of the biliary ducts. Contrast (x-ray dye) will be injected to confirm placement, and images will be taken. A biliary drainage catheter will be placed, and sutured to the skin. Procedure time: 1-3 hours.
Patient Preparation Instructions:
- Nothing to eat or drink 2 hours prior to the exam.
- You can take your normal medication; inform the Medical Imaging Department if you take Glucophage.
- You may be asked to change into a gown.
- Please inform the Medical Imaging Department if you are allergic to contrast (x-ray dye).
- Inform your doctor if there is any chance of pregnancy.
- Relax and follow the directions given to you by the Medical Imaging staff.
- You will be given discharge instructions prior to leaving.
- You will be able to leave the Medical Imaging Department when the exam is finished.
- The Radiologist (x-ray doctor) will "read" the study and send results to your doctor. Your doctor will share the results with you.
- If you have any questions concerning your test, please call 419-394-3335 ext. 3550 for assistance.
To better assist us with your treatment, we are asking that you bring a list of your current medications and doses. This information is very valuable and will help us to provide you with the best, most timely service possible.