An angiogram is a minimally invasive test that uses imaging technology to map the arteries or veins in a part of your child's body. It's performed by a specially trained doctor called an interventional radiologist or a neurointerventional radiologist.
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches angiograms
Angiography in children is different than in adults, because children have smaller and more delicate blood vessels. Our interventional radiologists and neuroradiologists are highly trained in using the specialized techniques and small catheters necessary for performing angiograms in children.
In addition to the interventional radiologist, your child will be cared for by a team of anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses and technologists who specialize in caring for children who have undergone interventional radiology procedures and treatments.
We perform angiograms in our suite on the second floor of the hospital, which features three procedure rooms equipped with the latest imaging technology, a recovery area for patients who have received sedation or anesthesia, and examining rooms for outpatient visits.