General Question for the Week of September 4, 2023


What is portography?


Radiography of the portal vein after injection of contrast material to evaluate the status of the splenic or portal venous system, attempt to localize endocrine pancreatic tumors, or evaluate varices/bleeds. This may be performed as a part of a TIPS (insertion of transvenous intrahepatic portosystemic shunt[s]).

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