These complex procedures must be coordinated directly by the technical/medical staff. Our clerical staff will take pertinent information and arrange a callback to the ordering physician’s office.
Typical information needed includes
- Patients full name, birth date and phone number
- Ordering doctors name and phone number
Angiograms (ordered to check blood flow through the body)Brief explanation of exam: An angiogram is an examination of blood vessels that have been injected with contrast, usually through a catheter inserted into the groin.
Arrival TimeYou must arrive to Radiology 30 minutes before appointment time. Be sure to sign in at clipboard if no one is at the front counter.
TransportationPatients who need transportation, arrangements will be provided. You cannot drive yourself home after the exam.
Length of Stay
Your stay will be approximately 7 hours: 1 hour for the exam, 6 hours for recovery.
If you take blood pressure medication, follow the dosage protocol on the prescription.
- NPO after midnight the previous evening.
- Same-day stay will provide food following the exam.
- You need to have had recent blood work, PT/PTT, and INR for this exam.
- If you are on blood thinner, you need to stop accordingly:
Coumadin – 4 days
Heparin – 24 hours
Aspirin – 3 days
Plavix – 3 days
Any medication not listed, check with technologist.