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  • Coronary Angiography: Fluoroscopy

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    In coronary angiography, fluoroscopy (a continuous x-ray procedure) is used to visualize the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart. Dye is injected through a catheter into the coronary arteries, which are seen as black strands on the surface of the beating heart.

    (Video from Center for Biomedical Communications, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.)

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