A lymphangiogram is used to evaluate the possible spread of certain lymphomas and cancers. The x-rays may also help determine the cause of swelling in an arm or leg and check for parasitic diseases. Newer techniques have greatly reduced the need for test.
Reviewed last on: 1/24/2008
Benjamin Taragin, MD, Adjunct Professor of Radiology, Columbia Presbyterian School of Medicine, New York, NY, and Attending Radiologist, St. Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.