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Angiography for brain cancer

Angiography for brain cancer

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

What is an 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 adminster cancer therapies.

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