• Arteriography provides detailed visualization of the arterial segments and is an essential tool for planning revascularization by conventional or endovascular techniques.

• Noninvasive technology combining new vascular imaging modalities with flow assessment has reduced the diagnostic importance of arteriography, which is re-

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Fig. 1.6.3 Lower limb arteriography by direct femoral access

garded in modern vascular practice as the first step of surgical or interventional treatment.

• Therefore, arteriography should only be indicated when aggressive treatment is planned or if there is disagreement between clinical and noninvasive evaluation.

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