Why is a Brain / Cerebral Angiography performed?
Brain / Cerebral Angiography is performed when your doctor wants to detect or confirm any type of abnormalities within your brain's blood vessels. These abnormalities can be an aneurysm, atherosclerosis, arteriovenous malformation, vasculitis, a brain tumour, blood clot, tear in the artery wall or a stroke. Other reasons to perform the test are:
- To examine the arteries of the head and neck, right before surgery.
- To help the doctor get additional information on abnormalities seen on MRI or CT of the head.
- To prepare you for the surgical removal of a tumour.