Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography: Expert Consult - Online and Print / Edition 6

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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, andultrasound 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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"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 sourceof 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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Reviewer: Donna R. Blackburn, MS, RN, RVT (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
Description: This is an update of a book dedicated to the various areas of vascular ultrasonography. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: Calling this edition "significantly improved," the authors note additions regarding the use of contrast agents in vascular imaging, assessing carotid interventions, and evaluating organ transplants, which make the book more complete.
Audience: It is appropriate for anyone performing or interpreting vascular ultrasound studies, including students, residents, and seasoned practitioners. The chapter authors have extensive backgrounds in vascular testing. The editors are very knowledgeable in the field.
Features: The book covers essentially all areas of vascular ultrasound. The cerebrovascular section is very detailed and complete. The diagrams and images throughout the book are very good, although many are unchanged from the previous edition. The text covers the details of exam indications, how to perform the test, how to interpret the results, and many unusual cases.
Assessment: 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. However, for those of us who have the fifth edition, there aren't enough changes in this update to make the fifth edition obsolete.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437714173
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 282,523
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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

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

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

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

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