What is a venogram used for?

A venogram is used to confirm a diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and to distinguish clot formation from other venous obstructions. It can also be used to evaluate congenital (present at birth) venous malformations or to locate a vein for arterial bypass graft surgery. It may be used to determine the cause of swelling or pain in the extremity and also to determine the source of pulmonary emboli (blood clots that have traveled to the lung).

Continue Learning about X-Ray Imaging

What happens during a chest x-ray?
Dr. John C. Lipman, MDDr. John C. Lipman, MD
A chest x-ray is a radiology exam which takes an x-ray picture of the contents of your chest. It sho...
More Answers
How does an X-ray machine work?
Discovery HealthDiscovery Health
An X-ray machine is basically just a camera. Where a camera uses visible light, however, an X-ray ma...
More Answers
Could I be allergic to X-ray dye?
Some procedures for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease use contrast dye. Angiograms a...
More Answers
Does radiation pass through the walls of radiology rooms?
Society of Interventional RadiologySociety of Interventional Radiology
The radiation emitted in medical procedures has a limited range and duration of effect, and the exte...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.