Venogram

Venography is a study of veins in the body. Contrast medium (x-ray dye) is injected into the veins. This helps the blood vessels show clearly on x-ray pictures. X-rays of the veins are then taken.

Procedure

  • An intravenous (IV) line is put into a vein in the prepared area.Contrast medium is injected through the IV into the vein.
  • You will be asked to keep still while x-rays are taken. The technologist will tell you when you can move.
  • The IV will be removed and the insertion site will be bandaged.
  • This exam takes about a half hour.

Preparation & Considerations

  • Please expect a phone call prior to your procedure informing you of specific requirements, obtaining a health history and a list of medications including blood thinners, and answering any questions that you may have.
  • Blood work is required prior to most procedures.
  • Please report to the Interventional Radiology Reception Desk upon arrival.
  • Please ensure that you have not had anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before your procedure.
  • Take your normal medications unless otherwise indicated by your physician.
  • If you are allergic to contrast, please make your physician aware.
  • If you are diabetic, talk to your physician about your insulin dose.
  • Shower or bathe the evening before or the morning of the procedure.
  • Please leave jewelry and other valuables at home; we are not responsible for items that you bring into the hospital.
  • Bring all medications in their labeled containers with you on the day of your procedure.
  • Plan on being at the hospital for at least 4 hours.
  • Plan on resting for 12 hours post procedure.
  • Do not drink alcohol 48 hours before or after your procedure.
  • You MUST have a responsible adult to drive you home.
  • Do not operate a vehicle, heavy machinery post- procedure for the remainder of that day.
  • Do not make any important decisions post-procedure for the remainder of that day.
  • As a reminder, children are not allowed into the imaging room and must be supervised by another guardian while your study is being completed.
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