Nonselective and Semiselective Catheters for Renal Artery Evaluation: Experimental Study

Joseph W. Yedlicka, John E. Carlson, Laura J. Hedlund, Myra Urness, David W. Hunter, Wilfrido R. Castaneda-Zuniga, Kurt Amplatz

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Abdominal aortography is widely used for evaluation of potential renal donors and for patients with renal failure or hypertension in whom a renal artery ostial or polar branch stenosis is suspected. It would be desirable to use a catheter that consistently enables good bilateral renal artery and polar branch visualization without opacification of overlying mesenteric vessels. Existing and newly designed catheters were compared to determine the optimal design necessary for these studies. An in vitro model of the abdominal aorta and its branches was made, and dye dilution densitometry was employed for quantitative evaluation. Semiselective catheters demonstrated significantly increased renal artery opacification with decreased mesenteric opacification in this in vitro model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991


  • Angiography, technology, 89.1241
  • Catheters and catheterization, technology
  • Renal angiography, 81.1243, 961.121, 961.122
  • SMA
  • superior mesenteric artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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