Peripheral Angiography

Peripheral Angiography

Peripheral

Peripheral angiography is a diagnostic procedure used to visualize the blood vessels in the peripheral regions of the body, such as the legs, arms, or neck. It is commonly performed to evaluate the presence and severity of blockages or abnormalities in these blood vessels.

During the procedure, a contrast dye is injected into the bloodstream, which helps highlight the blood vessels on X-ray images. The dye is typically delivered through a catheter, which is inserted into a blood vessel, usually in the groin area. The catheter is then carefully guided to the target area, and the contrast dye is released. X-ray images are taken as the dye flows through the blood vessels, allowing the physician to observe any narrowing, blockages, or other irregularities.

Peripheral angiography can provide valuable information about the condition of the blood vessels, helping doctors diagnose conditions such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), aneurysms, or vascular malformations. Based on the findings, appropriate treatment options can be determined, including medication, angioplasty, stenting, or surgery.

Overall, peripheral angiography is a minimally invasive procedure that aids in the assessment and management of peripheral vascular diseases by providing detailed images of the blood vessels in the extremities.