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Vascular assessment 

Vascular assessment
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Vascular assessment
Author(s):

Colin Bigham

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198749080.003.0018
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date: 26 October 2021

Ultrasound-guided vascular access requires knowledge of the anatomy and the ultrasound appearances of normal and abnormal vessels in all regions where vascular access may be undertaken. This chapter describes the optimal ultrasound technique for imaging vessels, how to differentiate arteries and veins, and the normal appearances of the jugular, axillary, femoral, and upper and lower limb vessels. The technique for undertaking a lower limb scan to assess for venous thrombosis is outlined.

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