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What is cerebral angiography?

Cerebral angiography is a test that is often used to diagnose carotid artery disease, or narrowing of the carotid arteries. For this test, your physician will administer contrast dye, usually through a catheter inserted into a vein in the leg. X rays capture images of the dye traveling through the carotid arteries and indicate places where narrowing may be occurring. This test can be performed by any number of trained physicians, including interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, and vascular surgeons.
 

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