Assessment of Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Mark G. Cowling
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The decision to perform an endovascular procedure is crucially dependent upon proper patient assessment. This in the first instance involves a thorough history and examination to determine the severity of symptoms and the impact that they are having on the patient's lifestyle. Further clinical assessment is most frequently carried out by determining the ankle brachial index. Increasingly non-invasive imaging methods are used to determine the locations of relevant lesions prior to endovascular intervention.


Compute Tomographic Angiography Magnetic Resonance Angiography Duplex Ultrasound Ankle Brachial Index Peak Systolic Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS TrustStoke-on-TrentUK

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