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.