Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 704 pages
  • 190 x 265 x 33.02mm | 1,882.41g
  • W B Saunders Co Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • Approx. 700 illustrations (100 in full color)
  • 143771417X
  • 9781437714173
  • 365,855

Table of contents


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

The role of ultrasound in the management of cerebrovascular disease
Normal cerbrovascular anatomy and collateral pathways
Normal findings and technical aspects of carotid sonography
Ultrasound assessment of carotid plaque
Ultrasound assessment of carotid stenosis
Carotid occlusion, unusual carotid pathology and tricky carotid cases
Ultrasound assessment of the vertebral arteries
Ultrasound assessment of the intracranial arteries

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

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

Anatomy and normal doppler signatures of abdominal vessels
Ultrasound assessment of the abdominal aorta
Ultrasound imaging assessment following endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
Ultrasound assessment of the splanchnic (mesenteric) arteries
Ultrasound assessment of the hepatic vasculature
Ultrasound assessment of native renal vessels
Duplex ultrasound evaluation of the uterus and ovaries
Duplex ultrasound evaluation of the male genitalia
Evaluation of Organ Transplants
Screening for Vascular Disease
Correlative imaging
Accreditation and the vascular lab
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Review quote

"This textbook constitutes an excellent investment for those wanting to acquire or to increase their knowledge of vascular ultrasonography." Journal of Clinical Imaging, review of last edition

"This book..has been a leading text in vascular ultrasound for many years and contains a wealth of information. Although the majority of the book focuses on ultrasound imaging, non-imaging techniques used in vascular assessment are also included... Each chapter is well illustrated with ultrasound images, some of which are new for this edition, including a small number of angiogrpahic images... This book should ideally be on the bookshelf of any department providing a vascular ultrasound service. It is also invaluable to any trainee in this field although due to its weight students will not carry it around with them. however this new edition provides password protected online access to an electronic version of the book which may help overcome this.

Radiology, Oct 2012

"Now in its sixth edition, this book is getting better and better with the introduction of vascular ultrasound evulation? of organ transplant, vascular screening and online text and video access...The book is very well written and the contribution by various authors who are expert in the field made this book an excellent source?of knowledge for those who seek to learn? or update their vascular sonography techniques knowledge...I enjoyed reading this book and in my opinion it is the most comprehensive on the subject so far and should be on the shelf of every radiology department who provide vascular service. This book is aimed at all the vascular radiologists and sonographers who performs vascular? ultrasound or are in process of learning .Overall an excellent work and a must-read book on vascular ultrasonography."

RAD, December 2012

"This edition offers some new information. If asked by a new student or resident which book to purchase, I would definitely recommend the sixth edition."- Donna Blackburn, MS, RN, RVT (Northwestern Memorial Hospital) Doody Review!
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About John Pellerito

Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Department of Radiology, New York, United States.
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