Preprocedural imaging: new options to reduce need for contrast angiography.

@article{Hingorani2007PreproceduralIN,
  title={Preprocedural imaging: new options to reduce need for contrast angiography.},
  author={Anil P Hingorani and Enrico Ascher and Natalie A Marks},
  journal={Seminars in vascular surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={15-28}
}
In vascular surgery, the gold standard for evaluation of the lower-extremity arterial tree has long been contrast arteriography (CA). Associated risks of CA are well-documented and include severe allergic reactions, arterial injury and/or hemorrhage, and contrast-induced nephropathy. Increasingly, less-invasive techniques, with fewer inherent risks for complication, are being explored as diagnostic alternatives. Magnetic resonance angiography, computed tomography angiography, and duplex… CONTINUE READING

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