Intraarterial digital subtraction angiography (IA DSA) was performed in 122 patients undergoing a variety of diagnostic and interventional angiographic procedures. Owing to the increased contrast resolution of DSA, diluted contrast material in concentrations of from 12-19% could be employed, thereby significantly reducing contrast material doses compared to doses used with conventional film-screen angiography or intravenous DSA. Patient discomfort was convincingly reduced due to the injection of dilute contrast material. Subtracted digital images could be viewed immediately on a cathode ray tube (CRT) resulting in faster procedures with less catheter time. Savings in film costs relative to conventional angiography were also achieved.
- DSA, comparative studies
- DSA, indications
- Intraarterial digital subtraction angiography (IA DSA)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine