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Angiogram Imaging Services

Independence Health System takes pride in offering comprehensive imaging services in Western Pennsylvania. As part of our commitment to providing excellent healthcare, we offer advanced methods of angiography, a diagnostic procedure that uses x-rays to visualize the inside of blood vessels and organs of the body, including the heart, brain, and kidneys.

Understanding Angiography

Angiography is imaging that allows our highly trained specialists to detect blockages or narrowing in the blood vessels that could potentially lead to serious health complications. During the procedure, a local anesthetic is administered to numb the area where the catheter will be inserted.

A small incision is made, usually in the groin or arm, where a thin catheter is then inserted. The catheter is guided to the area of examination, and a contrast dye is injected. X-ray images are taken, providing a detailed view of the blood vessels.

These procedures help effectively detect abnormalities and plan treatment for various health conditions. Angiography services offered at Independence Health System include:

Preparing for Your Procedure

Angiography encompasses safe and effective procedures that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health concerns. Your provider will let you know if these procedures would be beneficial for your specific medical needs. Patients scheduled for angiography services should follow these preparation guidelines:

  • Avoid eating or drinking anything for several hours before the procedure. Your provider will let you know how long you should fast beforehand.
  • Inform your doctor about any allergies, especially to contrast dye or iodine.
  • Discuss any medications you are currently taking, including blood thinners.

Trust Independence Health System for Your Imaging Needs

Independence Health System provides advanced imaging services in Western Pennsylvania. Our patient-focused approach means we design treatment plans around the individual needs of each patient. These diagnostic procedures allow us to more precisely detect conditions and create targeted treatment plans accordingly.

For more information about services in the Butler or Clarion Areas, call 833-604-7211. For the Westmoreland Area, call 877-771-1234.

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