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Angiography creates a map of your blood vessels so our cardiovascular specialists can see the location and extent of your heart disease and create a personalized treatment plan.
Catheter angiography involves passing a catheter through a vein in your groin or arm and into the area of the heart to be examined, then injecting dye that highlights the blood vessels on X-rays. Noninvasive coronary angiography uses computed tomography (CT), or sometimes magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) or ultrasound, to produce the angiogram. CT involves radiation exposure but MRI and ultrasound methods do not.