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USIDMS Lower Extremity Arteries

What is an aneurysm? a localized dilation of an artery involving all three layers of the arterial wall
What is plaque? the deposit of fatty material within the vessel walls, which is characteristic of atherosclerosis
How should normal aterial walls appear? smooth and uniform
How do atherosclerotic disease vessel walls appear? thickened
A vessel is considered aneurysmal if the diameter is ____ times greater than the adjacent, more proximal segment 1.5
______ ratios can help assess whether the visualiztion lesion is hemodynmically significant and can determine whether repair of the lesion may be beneficial velocity
What is the gold standard imaging tool to evaluate the peripheral arterial system? contrast arteriography (CA)
What are classic symptoms that may indicate the presence of arterial insufficiency or ischemia? hair loss, nail thickening, and skin changes
What are risk factors for arterial insufficiency? diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, or history of smoking
What type of transducer is ideal for aortoiliac scanning? curvilinear 5-2MHz and phased arrary 3-2MHz
Created by: bnlane