Cerebral Angiography (DSA)

Click here to see a photo of an angiography in Ehime Prefectural Niihama Hospital.

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This examination is imaging the brain vessels using a contrast medium. Recently DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography) can show us only vessels without bone by subtraction of bone image.
The following are illustraions of the major brain arteries.

(Illustrations are cited from the material drawn by Radical Stuff Co. Ltd.)

Internal Carotid Artery System

A-P View

Lateral View

  1. Pericallosal Artery      
  2. Anterior Cerebral Artery
  3. Middle Cerebral Artery
  4. Anterior Choroidal Artery
  5. Ophthalmic Artery
  6. Internal Carotid Artery
  7. Posterior Cerebral Artery

Click here to see GIF animation of A-P view of the right internal carotid angiogram (DSA).(226KB)

Click here to see GIF animation of   Lateral view of the right internal carotid angiogram (DSA).(222KB)

Vertebral Artery System

A-P View

Lateral View

       
     H.  Posterior Cerebral Artery
      I.  Superior Cerebellar Artery
     J.  Basilar Artery
     K.  Antero-inferior Cerebellar Artery  
     L.  Postero-inferior Cerebellar Artery
     M.  Vertebral Artery

Click here to see GIF animation of A-P view of the left vertebral angiogram (DSA).(212KB)

Click here to see GIF animation of Lateral view of the left vertebral angiogram (DSA).(206KB)