Cerebral Angiography

Cerebral angiography is a minimally invasive imaging procedure performed to detect or confirm abnormalities within the blood vessels of the brain, including aneurysms, blood clots and stroke.

Cerebral angiography is performed to detect or confirm the following conditions:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Blood clot
  • Brain tumor
  • Pulsatile tinnitus
  • Stroke
  • Vascular dissection
  • Vasculitis

A catheter is inserted into an artery in the leg or wrist through a small incision in the skin. Using x-ray guidance, the catheter locates the area of interest and a contrast material is injected through the tube. Images are then captured using x-rays.

Patients with impaired kidney function or a known contrast allergy may not be a good candidate for this procedure.

You can Request a Consultation with an MIR neurointerventional radiologist to learn more. You do not need a referral.

Most insurance carriers cover cerebral angiography. Please check with your insurance provider to see if your specific plan covers the procedure.