- Demonstration of an artery or arteries by x-ray imaging after injection of a radiopaque contrast medium. [arterio- + G. grapho, to write]- bronchial a. radiography of bronchial arteries by selective injection of the intercostal arteries from which they arise.
* * *ar·te·ri·og·ra·phy är-.tir-ē-'äg-rə-fē n, pl -phies the radiographic visualization of an artery after injection of a radiopaque substancear·te·rio·graph·ic -ē-ə-'graf-ik adjar·te·rio·graph·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *n.imaging of arteries (see angiography). The major roles of arteriography are to demonstrate the site and extent of atheroma, especially in the coronary arteries (see coronary angiography) and leg arteries (peripheral arteriography), and to demonstrate the anatomy of aneurysms within the skull (carotid and vertebral arteriography).
* * *ar·te·ri·og·ra·phy (ahr″tēr-e-ogґrə-fe) [arterio- + -graphy] angiography of arteries.
Arteriography of the right common carotid artery and its bifurcation into internal and external carotid arteries, shown in an anteroposterior (AP) projection.
Medical dictionary. 2011.