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DVT423-AR4

USIDMS Hepatic Doppler

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What two vessels form the main portal vein? superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein
True or false. The left portal vein divides into the medial and lateral branches. true
Increased diameter of >____ mm for the main portal vein can be a sign of portal hypertension. 13
What is the term that describes all flow going toward the liver? hepatopetal flow
True or false. Normal hepatic vein flow should be hepatofugal. true
Which has a more pulsatile flow, portal veins or hepatic veins? hepatic veins
What are we looking for when we image the splenic hilum during a hepatic Doppler exam? varices
Describe normal portal vein flow. low velocity, continuous flow with respiratory phasicity, hepatopetal direction
True or false. The flow in the hepatic artery should be opposite in direction than the portal vein. false; they should both be hepatopetal
Are the vessel walls more echogenic on portal veins or hepatic veins? portal veins
Created by: ambuente