Vesiculography
The use of special X-ray equipment and a dye to examine the seminal vesicles and related structures. Vesiculography is most often used when prostate disease or cancer is suspected.
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Radiographic contrast study of the seminal vesicles. [vesiculo- + G. grapho, to write]

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ve·sic·u·log·ra·phy və-.sik-yə-'läg-rə-fē n, pl -phies radiography of the seminal vesicles following the injection of a radiopaque medium

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n.
any technique for imaging the seminal vesicles. This used to be performed by injecting a contrast medium into the vas deferens during vasography. More commonly direct injection is now performed during transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS), enabling sperm to be sampled at the same examination. Injected contrast medium or dye should be seen draining into the vas deferens to the bladder if there is no blockage. magnetic resonance imaging is a good technique for imaging the seminal vesicles with no radiation exposure. Both these techniques are useful for investigation of patients with azoospermia.

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ve·sic·u·log·ra·phy (və-sik″u-logґrə-fe) radiography of the seminal vesicles.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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