Femoral angiogram  

A catheter was placed into the left common femoral artery. Contrast injected through the catheter opacifies the left thigh vasculature. The image on the left is a digital subtraction image; the bones have been subtracted out. This results in greater conspicuity of the vascular structures.

The bony structures can be identified and used as landmarks. Names of arteries often change after they pass a certain anatomic landmark, such as the external iliac artery becoming the femoral artery distal to the inguinal ligament.


Identify the following:

1. common femoral artery

2. superficial femoral artery

3. deep femoral artery

4. catheter


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