Diagnostic and interventional angiography
Angiography is a technique used to visualise the inside of blood vessels by injecting, via a catheter, a radio-opaque contrast medium as the vessels are not spontaneously visible.
The catheter is introduced into the vessel under sterile conditions and under local anaesthesia. Injection of the product may trigger a brief sensation of heat, which disappears very quickly. The patient should hold his/her breath for a few seconds (as with all radiological examinations) while the images are being taken.
The examination is painless. Current angiography devices benefit from the latest technological and data processing advances to produce digital images with a very high resolution.