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Basics of abdominal and pelvic duplex: instrumentation, anatomy, and vascular Doppler signatures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1562347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The capabilities and limitations of color duplex sonography are briefly discussed in this article. Following this, basic Doppler and hemodynamic principles are reviewed, with emphasis on the concept of arterial pulsatility, as reflected in Doppler velocity waveforms. The bulk of the article is devoted to abdominal vascular anatomy and a review of the Doppler signatures that facilitate identification to abdominal vessels. This subject is complex, and an intimate command of abdominal vascular anatomy can only be achieved when detailed study is coupled with sonographic experience. It is hoped that the anatomic drawings and sonographic illustrations included in this work will assist the neophyte sonographer with the difficult task of mastering the anatomy and normal Doppler characteristics of abdominal vessels.
W J Zwiebel; D Fruechte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0887-2171     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Ultrasound CT MR     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-21     Completed Date:  1992-05-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504689     Medline TA:  Semin Ultrasound CT MR     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City 84132.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / blood supply,  ultrasonography*
Pelvis / blood supply,  ultrasonography*
Regional Blood Flow
Ultrasonography / instrumentation

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