Renal angiogram; Angiography - kidney
The procedure is generally safe, but risks may include:
There is low radiation exposure. However, most experts feel that the risk related to most x-rays is smaller than other risks we take every day, such as driving in cars. Pregnant women and children are more sensitive to the risks related to x-rays.
The test should NOT be done if you are pregnant or tend to bleed.
Magnetic resonance angiography can be done on those who cannot have a renal arteriography exam. MRA is noninvasive, and can provide similar imaging of the kidney arteries.
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