Literally meaning: “examination of vessel”
Origin: Anc Greek
αγγείο/aggio (=vessel, receptacle) > άγγος/aggos(=tube)
+ σκοπός/scopos(=aim, look at)
The first record for a successful angioscopy was by surgeons during operations carried out at about 1970, that of percutaneous angioscopy dating from 1984.
Angioscopy is a technique for visualizing the lumen of a blood vessels by using fiberoptic catheter.