Visualizing the vascular system
Catheter angiography is a minimally invasive interventional radiology procedure in which a catheter (thin plastic tube) is placed through a tiny skin incision into blood vessels and then guided through the blood vessels using fluoroscopy or ultrasound imaging to visualize the vascular system. Often, a contrast material is used to produce the best possible images in order to examine the vessels and organs for problems such as aneurysms, vascular malformation, and atherosclerosis (plaque). In some cases, catheter angiography is used to clear blocked vessels or to place stents in vessels to allow for better blood flow. Catheter angiography produces detailed and accurate pictures of blood vessels so that problems can be diagnosed and even treated in a single procedure.
To schedule a catheter angiography, please call our interventional team at (512) 467-XRAY or (512) 467-9729. A provider referral is required to make an appointment.
A radiologist, a physician specifically trained to interpret radiological examinations, will analyze the images and send a signed report to the provider who referred you to ARA. The physician will then share the results with you. Your report will also be available on the patient portal within 3 business days your exam.
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