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Peripheral Angiography is nothing but a procedure used to determine the blocked blood vessels in the leg. This test uses x-rays and dye to detect the blocked areas or narrowed areas in one or more arteries (blood vessels) supply blood to the legs. This test creates a map of the vessels that carry blood which further helps the doctors to determine where the blockage is located.
This test is an outpatient procedure that is also known as a peripheral arteriogram or extremity angiography. The blockage or narrowing of the arteries is caused due to a condition called peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It is a quite common circulatory problem that reduces the flow of blood to the limbs due to narrowed arteries. Sometimes, PAD in blood vessels occurs due to the accumulation of fatty acids deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis). This problem can also reduce the flow of blood to the brain, heart, and legs.