Optimal angiographic views for invasive coronary angiography: a guide for trainees

Released17 November 2016     Expires: 17 November 2018      Programme: Angiography 1 CPD/CME credit

Learning objectives

Upon completing this module, participants should be better able to appreciate that:

  • Knowledge of catheter lab equipment and coronary anatomy is vital to obtaining optimal diagnostic coronary angiogram images, while limiting radiation exposure and contrast load to the patient
  • Breaking the coronary vasculature down into segments when performing angiography helps to ensure that coronary stenoses are not missed
  • Optimal imaging of each segment depends on the use of the correct angiographic views


Dr Peregrine Green, Cardiology Specialty Registrar
Dr Paul Frobisher, Superintendent Radiographer, Cardiology Catheter Laboratories
Dr Steve Ramcharitar, Consultant Cardiologist
Wiltshire Cardiac Centre, Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, SN3 6BB

With thanks to Dr Chris Allen, Cardiology SpR, London Deanery, for assistance on the self-assessment aspect of the programme


BJC Learning suggests that one hour of learning on this ‘Learning with reflection’ activity should be equivalent to 1 CPD/CME point

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