Cerebrovascular Evaluation with Doppler Ultrasound

  • Authors
  • Merrill P. Spencer
  • John M. Reid

Part of the Developments In Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. John M. Reid
    Pages 23-40
  3. John M. Reid
    Pages 41-47
  4. John M. Reid, Merrill P. Spencer, Donald L. Davis
    Pages 48-56
  5. Merrill P. Spencer
    Pages 69-87
  6. Merrill P. Spencer
    Pages 89-95
  7. Merrill P. Spencer
    Pages 97-112
  8. Merrill P. Spencer
    Pages 113-131
  9. Robert S. Reneman
    Pages 133-141
  10. Edwin C. Brockenbrough
    Pages 143-156
  11. Merrill P. Spencer
    Pages 157-168
  12. Merrill P. Spencer, George I. Thomas
    Pages 169-191
  13. Merrill P. Spencer
    Pages 211-221
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 223-245

About this book


This book represents tangible results of the Institute of Applied Physiology and Medicine's objectives of bringing into clinical application the concepts and results of bioengineers and physiologists. lt has grown out of our experience in development of original Doppler diagnostic instrumentation and its application to more than 6,000 patients in non-invasive diagnosis of the extracranial cerebrovascular circulation. It gath­ ers together bioengineering and physiological concepts which were initially developed for a graduate course for physicians and specialized medical tech­ nicians. lt should be of particular interest to physicians and medical technol­ ogists whose specialties lie in the field of neurology, vascular surgery, and radiology. The particular selection of techniques on our complete cerebrovascular non-invasive evaluation was chosen primarily to provide an integrated approach relying primarily on Doppler ultrasonic audio signals, but in addition utilizing a pertinent history and physical examination of the patient. The examination is performed by a specially trained physiology technician. Suffi­ cient data is provided to the interpreting physician who develops a consulta­ tive report for the referring physician. The ultimate objective is prevention of stroke and symptoms of cerebrovascular insufficiency. The Doppler functional information supplements the angiography anatomical management decisions for angiography and surgery, anti-platelet or anti-coagulant medication, or to follow the patient with no special treatment.



Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8206-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8204-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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