Angioscopic Diagnosis of Vascular Changes

  • Andreas Beck


Diagnostic criteria for PTA of vessels have not yet been defined. At present only a few research groups practice transfemoral and transluminal angioscopy in the manner described here, and consequently experience with the technique is limited. In this section angioscopic evaluation of healthy as well as atherosclerotic, inflammatory, actinic, and thrombotic changes of vessels is illustrated. It should be kept in mind that angioscopic diagnosis is at present primarily descriptive and must be assessed in relation to established angiographic criteria.


Atherosclerotic Plaque Vascular Wall Sodium Chloride Solution Vascular Change Blood Component 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Beck
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  1. 1.Radiology and Nuclear MedicineKlinikum KonstanzKonstanzGermany

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