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radiographic visualization of the blood vessels supplying the brain, including their extracranial portions; the injection of contrast medium may be made percutaneously, by open exposure and puncture of the carotid artery or by catheterization after introduction of the catheter at a distant site.
Synonym(s): cerebral arteriography
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cerebral angiographyImaging The injection of radiocontrast into the carotid artery, to evaluate the need for endarterectomy due to ASHD
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ce·re·bral an·gi·og·raphy(serĕ-brăl an-jē-ogră-fē)
Radiographic visualization of the blood vessels supplying the brain, including their extracranial portions.
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A medical test in which an x-ray visible dye is injected into blood vessels to allow them to be imaged on an x ray.
Mentioned in: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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