aortography
1. Radiographic imaging of the aorta and its branches, or a portion of the aorta, by injection of contrast medium. 2. Imaging of the aorta by ultrasound or magnetic resonance. [aorta + G. grapho, to write]
- retrograde a. a. by the injection of contrast medium into the aorta through one of its branches, e.g., the brachial artery, in a direction against normal arterial blood flow.
- translumbar a. early method of a. by injection into the abdominal aorta through a needle just below the twelfth rib and four fingerbreadths to the left of the spinous process of the vertebra.

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aor·tog·ra·phy .ā-.ȯr-'täg-rə-fē n, pl -phies arteriography of the aorta
aor·to·graph·ic (.)ā-.ȯrt-ə-'graf-ik adj

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n.
X-ray examination of the aorta, in which a series of images is taken during the injection of a radiopaque contrast medium (see angiocardiography). This technique has been largely replaced as a primary investigation by other cross-sectional imaging methods.

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aor·tog·ra·phy (a″or-togґrə-fe) [aorta + -graphy] radiography of the aorta after the intravascular injection of radiopaque medium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • aortography — noun Date: circa 1935 arteriography of the aorta • aortographic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • aortography — noun an arteriography of the aorta …   Wiktionary

  • aortography — n. x ray of the aorta using a radioactive substance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aortography — aor·tog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • aortography — n. X ray examination of the aorta, in which a series of images is taken during the injection of a radiopaque contrast medium (see angiography). This technique has been largely replaced as a primary investigation by other cross sectional imaging… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • aortography — ˌāˌȯ(r)ˈtägrəfē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary aort + graphy : arteriography of the aorta * * * aortographic /ay awr teuh graf ik/, adj. /ay awr tog reuh fee/, n., pl. aortographies …   Useful english dictionary

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  • retrograde aortography — radiography of the aorta after passage of a catheter through a peripheral artery to the aorta and the rapid injection of a radiopaque medium …   Medical dictionary

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