This book has been designed to define the current role of angiography in pediatric diagnosis and therapy and to foster angiography's safe and expeditious pediatric use. The relatively noninvasive methods of nuclear radiology, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) have diminished the need for catheter angiography, but there are still well-established criteria for angiography. It may be the preferred diagnostic investigation or complementary to other imaging means, or a therapeutic modality for embolization, arterial infusion, or balloon dilation.
The book is comprehensive in those aspects of pediatric angiography that it covers. It does not include intracardiac, intracranial, intraspinal (except for a brief statement in chapter 1), or lymphatic angiography. Chapter 1 on angiographic equipment and procedures and chapter 14 on recent advances are the only technically oriented ones. Chapter 1 is a valuable description of the specifics of pediatric angiographic technique and is essential preliminary information to the diagnostic findings of