Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography
Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography is a minimally invasive diagnostic test to detect abnormalities in the blood vessels of your head and neck such as aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation (AVM), arteriovenous fistula (AVF), carotid artery disease or other abnormalities within the blood vessels.
During the procedure, the Neurointerventional Surgeon inserts a catheter into an artery in your leg and uses X-ray guidance to find the area to be examined. Once there, contrast material is injected through the catheter and several sets of X-rays taken. The catheter is then removed. The technique is performed under local anesthesia and takes less than an hour.