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This paper presents the first prototype of a system that uses syntactic techniques to describe normal and abnormal aspects of segmented renal arteries from angiographic images. The system is one part of a full understanding system devoted to the interpretation of angiograms. Its purpose is to provide symbolic descriptions of lesions that can further contribute to an accurate diagnosis from the image. The prototype consists of a modular system that takes artery outlines as input and provides a structural description of the artery as output in the framework of a precise quantification scheme. Each module yields heuristic parameters that influence the resulting description. The system is intended to be a tool to study independently the role of these different parameters in the inter and intra observer variability.