This book, now in its revised and updated third edition, is designed to meet the needs of both novice and experienced sonographers by offering a superbly illustrated, wide-ranging account of the use of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of vascular diseases. Each of the main chapters is subdivided into text and atlas sections. The text part documents the relevant ultrasound anatomy, explains the examination procedure, specifies the indications for diagnostic ultrasound, describes normal and pathological findings, and considers the clinical impact of the examination. The atlas part presents a rich compilation of case material illustrating the typical ultrasound findings for both common vascular diseases and rarer conditions that are nevertheless significant for the vascular surgeon and angiologist. The new edition places special emphasis on the role of hemodynamics in clinical symptomatology, and the use of spectral analysis techniques is fully explained. Particular attention is also drawn to the sources of potential discrepancies between investigative methods, including different ultrasound studies, the role of contrast-enhanced studies, and the therapeutic consequences of pathological findings. Helpful algorithms are included to illustrate how targeted ultrasound diagnosis often permits therapeutic planning without the need for further imaging techniques.
• Covers all aspects of ultrasound diagnosis of vascular diseases
• Presents a rich compilation of case material illustrating findings in common and rarer diseases
• Clearly explains the use of spectral analysis techniques Identifies the therapeutic consequences of pathological ultrasound findings
Wilhelm Schäberle has many years of experience as a vascular and visceral surgeon. As Chair of the German Society for Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gefäßchirurgie und Gefäßmedizin, DGG) and through his participation in the decision-making bodies of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ultraschall in der Medizin, DEGUM) he has made important contributions to the continuing development of ultrasound diagnosis. Dr. Schäberle is the author of numerous publications. He has conducted certified courses in vascular ultrasound for more than 20 years and has been responsible for many other training courses and congress contributions. All of this experience is amply reflected in the didactic quality of the book.