This handsomely presented volume on angiography consists of 22 chapters devoted initially to the presentation of fundamental information in the field, followed by a detailed discussion of specialized techniques requiring various degrees of expertise. The book is divided into five sections, consisting of descriptions of equipment and general methods, angiographic studies of body and organ systems, angiography of the heart and lungs, phlebography and lymphangiography, and techniques used for therapeutic purposes.
The primary purpose of the monograph is to help lessen the dangers to patients associated with angiography, an invasive procedure with potential complications. Stress is placed on the fact that the method should not be undertaken unless noninvasive techniques have failed to provide information essential for the proper diagnosis and treatment of a patient with vascular difficulties. The practical approach to the technique of angiography is emphasized; at the same time, the text guides the inexperienced angiographer away from