This is the second edition of a well-received book that has been recommended for inclusion in any vascular library or vascular radiology suite. The first edition has been fully revised so as to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date account of vascular ultrasound that reflects recent exciting advances in this diagnostic modality.
The emphasis remains on the clinical aspects most relevant to angiologists and vascular surgeons. The main chapters are subdivided into a text section and an atlas section. The text part of each chapter documents the ultrasound anatomy of the vascular territory in question, explains the examination procedure, describes normal and pathological findings, specifies the indications for diagnostic ultrasound, and assesses the clinical impact of the ultrasound findings. The atlas part of each chapter presents a compilation of pertinent case material to illustrate the typical ultrasound findings for both the more common vascular diseases and rarer conditions that are nevertheless significant for the vascular surgeon and angiologist. Throughout, the ultrasound material is compared with the angiographic and intraoperative findings.
Beginners will find this a useful textbook that guides them from a sensible and efficient examination procedure to reliable interpretation of ultrasound findings on the basis of a thorough discussion of all relevant vascular diseases. Experienced sonographers will benefit from the comprehensive presentation of rare vascular diseases, the detailed evaluation of the role of ultrasound as compared with other modalities, and the discussion of the ultrasound findings in their clinical context.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Angiography - Sonoanatomy - Vascular disease - Vascular ultrasound
Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Radiology - Surgery
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Fundamental principles.- Peripheral arteries.- Peripheral veins.- Shunts.- Extracranial arteries supplying the brain.- Visceral and retroperitoneal vessels.- Penile and scrotal vessels.
From the reviews of the first edition:
"A very useful aspect of this book, particularly for students, is the presentation of normal as well as pathologic ultrasonographic findings side-by-side with their angiographic "gold-standard" findings. For the clinician, the case scenarios are quite useful in helping to demonstrate the clinical use of ultrasonography. This is a high quality publication with good theoretical descriptions of how ultrasonography can be best used and excellent illustrations to accompany the text. The applications are up-to-date and thus make the book a useful addition to any vascular labor radiology suite." Doody's review, April 2006.
"The emphasis in the book is on the clinical aspects that are relevant to vascular technicians, surgeons and those interested in vascular investigations. … Each chapter is very nicely arranged into sections on normal vascular anatomy, examination techniques, documentation and then the clinical role. … Overall, the book achieves its aim with a good overview. In this regard it would be an essential part of any vascular library. … the book itself is easy to read and I think of immense reference value … ." (Dr. Roger Moshy, RAD Magazine, August, 2006)