Three-dimensional vascular angiography

Curr Probl Cardiol. 2004 Mar;29(3):104-42. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2004.01.002.


Traditional angiography of the vasculature is limited by its 2-dimensional projection of complex 3-dimensional structures and the consequent imaging artifacts that interfere with visualization. During the last 10 years, technologies capable of minimizing the shortcomings of traditional angiography have been developed and are now in clinical use. Rotational angiography and 3-dimensional imaging are 2 of these powerful tools and, together, represent a major advance in the angiographic diagnosis and treatment of patients with coronary, cerebral, and peripheral vascular disease.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Computer Simulation
  • Coronary Angiography / instrumentation*
  • Coronary Angiography / methods
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / instrumentation*