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Practical Vascular Ultrasound
An Illustrated Guide

ISBN 9781444181180
Published June 12, 2014 by CRC Press
292 Pages 245 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Ultrasound is used to demonstrate and classify numerous vascular diseases and provides a firm basis for deciding the most appropriate interventional treatment. Practical Vascular Ultrasound: An Illustrated Guide delivers a hands-on, practical approach to the diagnosis of vascular disease.

Providing an overview of performing vascular ultrasounds, the physiology of blood flow, and vascular pathology, the book explores the various vascular conditions most investigated through ultrasound. Conditions covered range from extracranial cerebrovascular arterial diseases to chronic venous disease in the lower limbs. For each disorder, the authors discuss:

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology
  • Clinical presentations
  • Differential diagnosis
  • What doctors need to know for each condition
  • Normal findings and criteria for disease as seen by ultrasound
  • Comprehensive protocols for scanning
  • Ultrasound images and observations that should be collected for best practice reporting

The authors also discuss interventional vascular ultrasound procedures. Using easy-to-read, point-form text, this concise text is enhanced with high-resolution ultrasound images and clear line diagrams. It provides a consistent, comprehensive, and professional approach to vascular ultrasound.

Table of Contents

Vascular Physiology

Vascular Pathology

Performing a Scan

Extracranial Cerebrovascular Arterial Diseases

Diseases of Vessels in the Upper Limbs

Diseases of Arteries to the Lower Limbs

Renovascular Diseases

Celiac and Mesenteric Arterial Diseases

Hepatoportal Venous Diseases

Venous Thrombosis in the Lower Limbs

Chronic Venous Disease in the Lower Limbs

Vascular Tumors, Malformations, and Fistulae

Hemodialysis Studies

Male Genital Vascular Disorders

Ultrasound-Guided Interventions


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Kenneth Myers, MS FRACS FACS DDU (Vasc), Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Monash Medical Centre and Consultant in Vascular Imaging, Victoria Vein Clinic, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amy May Clough, BSc DMU (Vasc) AMS, Senior Vascular Ultrasonographer, Victoria Vascular Ultrasound, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


"This book covers the basics of vascular anatomy and physiology, the physics of vascular physiology and ultrasound technology, how to perform vascular ultrasound exams, and relevant details of vascular disease processes that this modality studies. Later sections, which focus on specific vascular beds, include excellent diagrams depicting relevant anatomy, followed by examples of vascular images and key technical points, pitfalls, and tips for performing and interpreting vascular ultrasound. ... This is a high quality book for trainees or practitioners of vascular ultrasound, and a concise reference for anyone who uses vascular ultrasound studies in clinical practice."
—Neel A Mansukhani, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Doody's Book Reviews