Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography: Expert Consult - Online and Print


Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography: Expert Consult - Online and Print

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Editor: John Pellerito
Publisher: Saunders
Published 2012-05
Hardcover, 704 pages
ISBN: 9781437714173
6th edition

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Now in its 6th edition, Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography, by Drs. John Pellerito and Joseph Polak, provides an easily accessible, concise overview of arterial and venous ultrasound. A new co-editor and new contributors have updated this classic with cutting-edge diagnostic procedures as well as new chapters on evaluating organ transplants, screening for vascular disease, correlative imaging, and more. High-quality images, videos, and online access make this an ideal introduction to this complex and rapidly evolving technique.

  • Find information quickly with sections organized by clinical rationale, anatomy, examination technique, findings, and interpretation.
  • Get a thorough review of ultrasound vascular diagnosis, including peripheral veins and arteries, carotid and vertebral arteries, abdominal vessels, and transcranial Doppler.
  • Quickly reference numerous tables for examination protocols, normal values, diagnostic parameters, and ultrasound findings for selected conditions.
  • Visualize important techniques with hundreds of lavish line drawings and clinical ultrasound examples.
  • Stay current with trending topics through new chapters on evaluation of organ transplants, screening for vascular disease, correlative imaging, and accreditation and the vascular lab.
  • Experience clinical scenarios with vivid clarity through new color ultrasound images.
  •  Watch vascular ultrasound videos and access the complete contents online at
  • Benefit from the fresh perspective and insight of a new co-editor, Dr. Joseph Polak.
  • Improve your understanding of the correlation of imaging results with treatment goals in venous and arterial disease.

Learn the principles of vascular ultrasonography from the most trusted reference in the field.

Table of Contents:

1. Hemodynamic considerations in peripheral vascular and cerebrovascular disease
2. Physics and instrumentation in Doppler and B-mode ultrasonography
3. Basic concepts of doppler frequency spectrum analysis and ultrasound blood flow imaging
4. Vascular applications of ultrasound contrast agents

5. The role of ultrasound in the management of cerebrovascular disease
6. Normal cerbrovascular anatomy and collateral pathways
7. Normal findings and technical aspects of carotid sonography
8. Ultrasound assessment of carotid plaque
9. Ultrasound assessment of carotid stenosis
10. Carotid occlusion, unusual carotid pathology and tricky carotid cases
11. Ultrasound assessment of the vertebral arteries
12. Ultrasound assessment of the intracranial arteries

13. Arterial anatomy of the extremities
14. Nonimaging physiologic tests for assessment of lower extremity arterial disease
15. Assessment of upper extremity arterial occlusive arterial disease
16. Ultrasound evaluation before and after hemodialysis access
17. Ultrasound assessment of lower extremity arteries
18. Ultrasound assessment during and after carotid peripheral intervention
19. Ultrasound in the assessment and management of arterial emergencies

20. Risk factors and the role of ultrasound in the management of extremity venous disease
21. Extremity venous anatomy and technique for ultrasound examination
22. Ultrasound diagnosis of lower extremity venous thrombosis
23. Controversies in venous ultrasound
24. Ultrasound diagnosis of venous insufficiency
25.  Nonvascular pathology encountered during venous sonography

26. Anatomy and normal doppler signatures of abdominal vessels
27. Ultrasound assessment of the abdominal aorta
28. Ultrasound imaging assessment following endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
29. Ultrasound assessment of the splanchnic (mesenteric) arteries
30. Ultrasound assessment of the hepatic vasculature
31. Ultrasound assessment of native renal vessels
32. Duplex ultrasound evaluation of the uterus and ovaries
33. Duplex ultrasound evaluation of the male genitalia
34. Evaluation of Organ Transplants
35. Screening for Vascular Disease
36. Correlative imaging
37. Accreditation and the vascular lab