Doppler ultrasonography of the lower extremity arteries: Anatomy and scanning guidelines

Ji Young Hwang

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Abstract

Doppler ultrasonography of the lower extremity arteries is a valuable technique, although it is less frequently indicated for peripheral arterial disease than for deep vein thrombosis or varicose veins. Ultrasonography can diagnose stenosis through the direct visualization of plaques and through the analysis of the Doppler waveforms in stenotic and poststenotic arteries. To perform Doppler ultrasonography of the lower extremity arteries, the operator should be familiar with the arterial anatomy of the lower extremities, basic scanning techniques, and the parameters used in color and pulsed-wave Doppler ultrasonography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-119
Number of pages9
JournalUltrasonography
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Arteries
  • Color
  • Doppler
  • Doppler
  • Lower extremity
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Pulsed
  • Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasonography

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