A lymphangiogram is used to evaluate the possible spread of certain lymphomas and cancers. The x-rays may also help determine the cause of swelling in an arm or leg and check for parasitic diseases. Newer techniques have greatly reduced the need for this test.
Review Date: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.