A phlebography is a radiological examination for visualising blood vessels in the legs in order to clarify varicose veins or embolisms.
About the appointment
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Requirements for a phlebography
- Please bring your e‑card and referral.
- Any previous findings are also to be submitted.
- A phlebograpy is performed with a contrast agent. Results from a blood test (not older than 2 months) including your renal and TSH (thyroid) values are required.
- A possible pregnancy must be ruled out.
Procedure for a phlebography
- For the phlebography, a tube is placed over the ankle joint.
- The contrast agent is subsequently administered intravenously into the foot.
- Images are then taken rapidly in quick succession. For this purpose, the leg must be turned to the outside and then to the inside according to the radiologist’s instructions.
- The needle is removed following the examination.