The book provides the newest definitive text on the current techniques used in assessing vascular disorders. Readers will receive authoritative information and will be guided through the establishment and accreditation of a vascular laboratory and introduced to the physics of diagnostic testing. The chapters comprehensively explain the use of ultrasound in diagnosing cerebrovascular, renovascular, visceral ischemia and peripheral arterial disease, as well as venous disorders and deep abdominal vascular conditions. The book contains over 300 illustrations, many of them in color. The book will be invaluable to physicians who treat vascular disorders, surgeons, cardiologists, vascular radiologists and the vascular laboratory staff.
Improving Quality in Noninvasive Testing by Certification and Accreditation.-Qualifications of the Physician in the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory.-Principles and Instruments of Diagnostic Ultrasound and Doppler Ultrasound.-Overview of Cerebrovascular Disease.-Overview of Various Noninvasive Cerebrovascular Techniques.-Duplex Scanning of the Carotid Arteries.-The Role of Color Duplex Scanning in Diagnosing Diseases of the Aortic Arch Branches and Carotid Arteries.-Vertebral Artery Ultrasonography.-Transcranial Doppler Sonography.-Ultrasonic Characterization of Carotid Plaques.-Carotid Plaque Echolucency Measured by Gray Scale Median (GSM) Identifies Patients at Increased Risk of Stroke During Carotid Stenting. The ICAROS Study.-Duplex Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Temporal Arteritis.-Duplex Ultrasound Velocity Criteria for Carotid Stenting Patients.-Use of TCD in Monitoring Patients During Carotid Artery Stenting.-Use of an Angle Independent Doppler System for Intraoperative Carotid Endarterectomy Surveillance.-Clinical Implications of the Vascular Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Cerebrovascular Insufficiency.-Overview of Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Lower Extremity.-Overview of Noninvasive Vascular Techniques in Peripheral Arterial Disease.-Segmental Doppler Pressures and Doppler Waveform Analysis in Peripheral Vascular Disease of the Lower Extremities.-Pulse Volume Recording in the Diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease.-Duplex Scanning for Lower Extremity Arterial Disease.-Duplex Surveillance of Infrainguinal Bypass Grafts.-Rationale and Benefits of Surveillance after Prosthetic Infrainguinal Bypass Grafts.-Rationale and Benefits of Surveillance after PTA and Stenting of Iliac and Femoral Arteries.-Duplex Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Femoral Pseudoaneurysms.-Lower Extremity Artrial Mapping: Duplex Ultrasound as an Alternative to Arteriography prior to Femoral and Popliteal Reconstruction.-Preoperative Saphenous Vein Mapping.-Noninvasive Diagnosis of Upper Extremity Vascular Disease.-Ultrasound Imaging of Upper Extremity Arteries: Clinical Applications.-Protocol and Technique of Dialysis Ultrasound Surveillance.-Noninvasive Evaluation for Congenital Arteriovenous Fistulas and Malformation.-Clinical Implications of the Vascular Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease.-Overview of Venous Disorders.-Overview: Plethysmographic Techniques in the Diagnosis of Venous Disease.-Venous Duplex Ultrasound of the Lower Extremity in the Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis.-Venous Imaging for Reflux using Duplex Sonography.-Duplex Ultrasound Use for Bedside Insertion of Inferior Vena Cava Filters.-Venous Stenting using Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS).-Ultrasound Guidance for Venous Therapy : VNUS, ELVT, and Foam.-Clinical Implications of the Vascular Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Venous Disorders.-Deep Doppler in the Liver Vasculature.-Duplex Evaluation of the Renal Arteries.-Duplex Ultrasonography of the Mesenteric Circulation.-The Role of Color Duplex Ultrasound in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Stent Grafts.-Transcutaneous Oxygen Tension: Principles and Applications.-Role of Magnetic Resonance Angiography in Peripheral Vascular Disease.-Intravascular Ultrasound Applications.-Three-dimensional Vascular Imaging and Three-dimensional Color Power Angiography Imaging.-Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound.