Peripheral Angiography

A Peripheral Angiogram is a broad term used to describe a study of the peripheral circulation. This test is usually performed when your doctor suspects that you may have a significant blockage in one or more of the arteries of your peripheral circulation. Specifically, the arteries of the aorta (Aortogram), renal arteries (Renal angiogram), legs (Lower Extremity Angiogram), or arms (Upper Extremity or Subclavian Angiograms) may be studied. It is a common, relatively painless, nonsurgical procedure performed by an interventional cardiologist.
The information provided by this procedure provides details about the function and patency of the specific arteries being studied. It is used to diagnose and treat Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), and may also diagnose thoracic (TAA)and adominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).