Diagnosis of cardiovascular disease by digital subtraction angiography

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Science  13 Nov 1981:
Vol. 214, Issue 4522, pp. 761-765
DOI: 10.1126/science.7292009


Recent advances in real-time digital video processing have led to a practical method for intravenous arteriography. The digital subtraction technique, which detects small differences in the concentration of the iodinated contrast material injected, is relatively safe and does not usually require hospitalization of the patient. The technique can thus be used for serial evaluation of various clinical problems and for studying the natural history of certain disease processes, as well as for following therapeutic endeavors.