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Now in its 6th edition, Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography, by Drs. John Pellerito and Joseph Polak, provides an easily accessible, concise overview of arterial and venous ultrasound. A new co-editor and new contributors have updated this classic with cutting-edge diagnostic procedures as well as new chapters on evaluating organ transplants, screening for vascular disease, correlative imaging, and more. High-quality images, videos, and online access make this an ideal introduction to this complex and rapidly evolving technique.

  • Find information quickly with sections organized by clinical rationale, anatomy, examination technique, findings, and interpretation.
  • Get a thorough review of ultrasound vascular diagnosis, including peripheral veins and arteries, carotid and vertebral arteries, abdominal vessels, and transcranial Doppler. 
  • Quickly reference numerous tables for examination protocols, normal values, diagnostic parameters, and ultrasound findings for selected conditions.
  • Visualize important techniques with hundreds of lavish line drawings and clinical ultrasound examples.
  • Stay current with trending topics through new chapters on evaluation of organ transplants, screening for vascular disease, correlative imaging, and accreditation and the vascular lab.
  • Experience clinical scenarios with vivid clarity through new color ultrasound images.
  • Watch vascular ultrasound videos and access the complete contents online at
  • Benefit from the fresh perspective and insight of a new co-editor, Dr. Joseph Polak.
  • Improve your understanding of the correlation of imaging results with treatment goals in venous and arterial disease.

Learn the principles of vascular ultrasonography from the most trusted reference in the field.


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Artery disease
Circulatory collapse
Intracranial berry aneurysm
Mesenteric ischemia
Computed tomography angiography
Spectrum analysis
Collateral circulation
Mesenteric arteries
Disease management
Vertebrobasilar insufficiency
Magnetic resonance angiography
Carotid artery stenosis
Common carotid artery
Kidney transplantation
End stage renal disease
Renal artery stenosis
Traumatic brain injury
Thoracic aortic aneurysm
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Medical Center
Amaurosis fugax
Lower extremity
Raynaud's phenomenon
Blood flow
Low molecular weight heparin
Deep vein thrombosis
Peripheral vascular disease
Physician assistant
Interventional radiology
Nuclear medicine
Ovarian cyst
Testicular cancer
Testicular torsion
Aortic dissection
Cerebrovascular disease
Medical imaging
Venous thrombosis
Pulmonary embolism
General practitioner
Organ transplantation
Medical ultrasonography
Circulatory system
Registered nurse
Ectopic pregnancy
Emergency medicine
X-ray computed tomography
Blood vessel
Varicose veins
Transient ischemic attack
Sex organ
Magnetic resonance imaging
Erectile dysfunction
Chemical element
Hypertension artérielle
Divine Insanity
Abdomen de l'insecte
Live act (musique)
Hypotension artérielle


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Date de parution 17 mai 2012
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Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography
Sixth Edition

John S. Pellerito, MD, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM
Associate Professor of Radiology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Associate Chairman, Department of Radiology, Chief, Division of Ultrasound, CT, and MRI, Director, Peripheral Vascular Laboratory, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York

Joseph F. Polak, MD, MPH
Professor of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Vice Chair of Business Development, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Chief of Radiology, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

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Introduction to vascular ultrasonography -- 6th ed. / [edited by] John S. Pellerito, Joseph F. Polak.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-4377-1417-3 (hardcover : alk. paper)
I. Pellerito, John S. II. Polak, Joseph F.
[DNLM: 1. Vascular Diseases--ultrasonography. 2. Blood Vessels--ultrasonography. WG 500]
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To Elizabeth, John, Alana, and Daniel for your support and encouragement. To Marie and Peter for being there for me from day one. And to my colleagues and sonographers for making work fun.
To Jo-Anne and Alexandra.
I gratefully acknowledge the following individuals who have contributed to this sixth edition.
My co-editor, Joseph Polak, for his insights, expertise, and humor throughout the writing and editorial process.
All the authors who contributed their time, energy, and outstanding chapters.
My administrative assistant, Barbara Stanco, for her patience and support.
My co-workers in the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory, James Naidich, MD; Catherine D’Agostino, MD; Brian Burke, MD; Danielle Berne, RN; Bindu Rameshan, RVT; Jane Joo Ah Kim, RVT; John Torres, RVT; Glenn Prucha; Daniel Hernandez, RVT; and Christine Antoldi.
My chief technologists, Amalia Pose and Saiedeh “Nanaz” Maghool and all of the sonographers at North Shore for their commitment to excellence.
Joanie Milnes, Pamela Hetherington, Cheryl Abbott, Rebecca Gaertner, and all at Elsevier for their help and expertise.
Irwin Kuperberg and everyone at IAME for their dedication to medical education and their support of vascular ultrasound.
And always, my family, Elizabeth, John, Alana, Daniel, Peter, Mom, and Dad, for their continuing support and understanding.

John S. Pellerito, MD, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM
I gratefully acknowledge all of the individuals who have contributed to this sixth edition.
My greatest thanks go to my co-editor, John Pellerito, for sharing his knowledge and optimism throughout the writing and editorial process. I especially thank him for taking me on as his co-editor for this truly unique textbook of vascular ultrasound.
I would like to recognize the efforts of all of the chapter authors and co-authors who have spent so much of their precious time preparing their chapters, especially colleagues who have shared their knowledge when participating at various continuing medical education venues, primarily the long running Current Practice in Vascular Ultrasound ( ), the AIUM ( ), the RSNA ( ), and the ACR ( ).
I give my special thanks and gratitude to the sonographers who have contributed materials to this book: Jean M. Alessi-Chinetti, Gregory Y. Curto, and Richard J. Porter.
I thank all of the staff of Elsevier who had to put up with my sometimes finicky requests in order to prepare an improved edition of this book.
I especially thank my wife, Jo-Anne, and daughter, Alexandra, for putting up with my work habits and for my takeover of our living room to accommodate my workstation and its’ 30-inch screen.

Joseph F. Polak, MD, MPH
About the Editors
John S. Pellerito, MD, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM, is Associate Professor of Radiology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He is Associate Chairman of Strategic Planning and Technology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. He is also Chief of the Division of Ultrasound, CT, and MRI; the Director of the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory at North Shore University Hospital; the Director of the Body Imaging Fellowship Program; and the author of multiple original articles, book chapters, web lectures, and DVD programs. His practice focuses on cardiovascular and gynecologic diseases. His current interests include new imaging technologies and approaches to the diagnosis of vascular and oncologic diseases. He is an acclaimed national and international speaker and contributes to multiple CME programs. Dr. Pellerito holds multiple editorial appointments and is a board examiner for the American Board of Radiology. He has served on the board of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for the accreditation of vascular laboratories and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children: John, Alana, and Daniel.
Joseph F. Polak, MD, MPH, is Professor of Radiology at Tufts University School of Medicine, Director of the Ultrasound Reading Center at Tufts Medical Center, as well as Chief of Radiology at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. A graduate of McGill University Medical School, he holds a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and more than 80 non–peer-reviewed articles and chapters. He has served on the editorial board of Radiology, the Journal of Neuroimaging, the Journal of Vascular Ultrasound, and the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. He is a prior president of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for the accreditation of vascular laboratories. His research interests include interventional radiology, non-invasive vascular imaging, and the development of biomarkers for the detection and monitoring of early atherosclerosis. He has been principal investigator on two RO-1 grants studying the progression of atherosclerosis with carotid artery intima-media thickness and co-investigator on multiple other NIH grants.
The sixth edition of Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography is a major update to our previous editions. First, I would like to welcome my new co-editor, Joseph F. Polak, to this edition. Jo and I have collaborated for many years on multiple projects and at numerous meetings, most notably our Current Practice of Vascular Ultrasound program, which is approaching its twentieth anniversary. Having produced separate vascular publications, we decided to collaborate on this edition, hoping to create the def

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