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An Angiogram is a specialised X-ray examination of the blood vessels of the brain and other parts of the body. Angiography entails an injection of contrast medium to outline the blood vessels to render them ‘visible’ in the x-ray images. This is done through a small tube inserted through a blood vessel in the groin.Depending on the complexity of the examination, the duration of the examination is approximately 1 to 2 hours.

Treatment of some diseases in the brain can also be performed, also through the same access via the blood vessel in the groin. This is more complex than a routine angiogram and normally takes longer. These procedures are normally performed under general anaesthesia.