Lower Extremity Arterial Mapping: Duplex Ultrasound as an Alternative to Arteriography Prior to Femoral and Popliteal Reconstruction

  • Enrico Ascher
  • Sergio X. Salles-Cunha
  • Natalie Marks
  • Anil Hingorani


The objectives of this chapter are to (1) summarize specific goals of distinct vascular laboratory arterial examinations, (2) describe protocols for duplex ultrasound arterial mapping (DUAM), (3) describe philosophies of implementation of a preoperative arterial ultrasound mapping program, and (4) summarize advantages of DUAM over X-ray, contrast arteriography (XRA), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), and computed tomographic arteriography (CTA).The following sections represent the experience acquired with over 1000 arterial procedures performed in the lower extremity based on preoperative and perioperative ultrasound imaging.1–13


Magnetic Resonance Angiography Popliteal Artery Distal Anastomosis Posterior Tibial Artery Peroneal Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrico Ascher
    • 1
  • Sergio X. Salles-Cunha
    • 2
  • Natalie Marks
    • 1
  • Anil Hingorani
    • 1
  1. 1.Vascular Institute of New YorkMaimonides Medical CenterBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Jobst Vascular CenterToledoUSA

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