Amongst 1500 digital subtraction angiograms, there were 93 examinations of the arteries of the upper extremities. After intravenous contrast injection, DSA provided good demonstration of the subclavian, axillary, brachial, radial and ulnar arteries. In order to demonstrate the arteries in the hand and fingers, an intra-arterial injection of 5 ml contrast into the brachial artery has proved satisfactory. DSA makes the examination easier and quicker and reduces the risk of complications. Conventional catheter angiography is now required only for a few selected problems.