Peripheral Angiography

  • Frank Vermassen


While MRA and CTA play an increasing role in the diagnostic imaging of peripheral vessels, catheter angiography remains unchallenged for peri-interventional imaging and when non-invasive techniques are not possible or do not provide information of sufficient quality or reliability. The equipment that is available as well as the materials and contrast media that are used have undergone a tremendous evolution during the last decades, enabling us to obtain images of higher quality with less contrast, less radiation exposure and less complications. This complication rate can be significantly reduced by using an appropriate, cautious and meticulous technique as described in this chapter and by paying attention to the indication for and the questioning that should be answered by the examination.


Puncture Site Common Femoral Artery Catheter Angiography Selective Catheter Deep Femoral Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vascular and Thoracic SurgeryGhent University HospitalGentBelgium

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