What it is and why do you need an Arteriography

Arteriography is a minimally invasive method that allows direct visualization of the arterial lumen using X-rays, through which the interventional physician identifies the existence of stenosis and/or arterial occlusions, as well as their extension and severity, the existence of acute hemorrhages or vascular abnormalities, can quantify the degree of vascularization of various normal or pathological structures. The data obtained from this type of procedure facilitates the choice of the optimal indication for treatment – which may be medicinal, interventional or surgical.

Who can recommend an Arteriography

In most countries with advanced medical services, the Angiologist, following a consultation, can make the recommendation for an Arteriography investigation. At VenArt Clinic we follow the same protocol, and our Angiologists can guide you and answer any questions you may have.

What training does Arteriography require?

These procedures require local anesthesia at the site of the vascular approach (femoral, brachial, radial).

Who performs Arteriography?

It is performed by interventional radiologists or vascular surgeons in more and more countries, using angiographic X-ray guidance and injection of iodinated contrast material.

Arteriography, Arteriografie,

What are the main indications for Arteriography:

Peripheral arteriography

  • Atherosclerosis (stenosis, occlusions, thrombosis)
  • Aneurysms
  • Trauma
  • Pre and post vascular surgery assessments
  • Evaluation of bypass and dialysis prostheses
  • Vascular malformations
  • Tumors

Carotid arteriography

  • Aneurysmal pathology, vascular malformations, stenotic-occlusive disease
  • Pre/post general surgery, vascular assessments


  • Diagnosis of trauma, dissections, aneurysms, stenotic-occlusive disease, inflammatory conditions, congenital malformations
  • Evaluation of the aorta for pre vascular surgery selectivity

Visceral abdominal arteriography

  • Aneurysmal pathology, vascular malformations, occlusive disease
  • Tumor pathology
  • Pre/post general surgery, vascular assessments

Renal arteriography

  • Occlusive disease (hypertension or progressive renal failure)
  • Aneurysmal disease, vascular malformations, vasculitis
  • Tumor pathology
  • Hematuria of unknown cause
  • Pre/post general surgery, vascular assessments

Pelvic arteriography

  • Aneurysmal diseases, vascular malformations, vasculitis
  • Uterine leiomyomatosis and adenomyosis/post-partum hemorrhage
  • Tumor pathology
  • Pre/post general surgery, vascular assessments