Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Angiography for spinal cancer

Angiography for spinal cancer

During an angiography for spinal cancer, X-rays obtain multiple, detailed 3D images of the blood vessels supplying the spine. This test may be used to plan the surgical resection of a tumor that is near an area of many blood vessels. Sometimes, this test is used to embolize, or close off, blood vessels feeding a tumor prior to surgery.

What is angiography?

Our radiologists use angiography to locate tumors in the body, determine if cancer has spread, detect any abnormal blood vessels that may indicate a health risk and determine where to administer cancer therapies.

During the CT scan, X-rays obtain multiple, detailed 3D images of inside the body, specifically the blood vessels, arteries and veins.