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A venogram is a noninvasive diagnostic test that uses a special dye and X-rays to create an image of your veins.

The University of Miami Health System interventional radiology experts use venograms to examine how blood flows through your body. They can use your venogram to identify conditions like deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in your leg) or  determine which vein is best to use for treatments like dialysis (a process that filters your blood and removes harmful waste). 

Why Choose UHealth?

Expert care from highly trained interventional radiologists. Our interventional radiologists and radiology specialists are experts in a variety of minimally invasive procedures — everything from treatments to clear blocked blood vessels to advanced cancer therapies like NanoKnife®.

Leading-edge imaging care in South Florida. Our doctors are also researchers discovering new ways to improve diagnosis and treatment. That means you can get some of today’s most promising advancements through clinical trials. You benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the lab to the bedside.

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Who is a Candidate?


You may need a venogram if your doctor believes you have deep vein thrombosis or another condition that puts you at risk for blood clots.


What to Expect


Your interventional radiologist may tell you not to eat or drink for several hours before your venogram. During the procedure, you lie on your back on an X-ray table. Your doctor inserts a special dye into a vein. The dye shows up on the X-ray and allows your doctor to watch how your blood flows.

Your doctor takes several X-rays during your test, which lasts between 30 and 90 minutes. After the test is complete, your doctor puts a bandage or dressing on the injection site. You can go home immediately (outpatient procedure) and resume all your normal activities. You should drink a lot of water after your procedure.

Your doctor will call you with the results of your venogram within a week or two.

Accepted Insurances

Note: Health plans that are currently contracted with UHealth are listed below. However, please check with your insurance provider to verify that UHealth is part of your provider network.