Title

Patient-Friendly Summary of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Lower Extremity Arterial Revascularization-Post-Therapy Imaging

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2019-02-11

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Cardiovascular Diseases | Health Services Administration | Radiology

Abstract

The goal of endovascular angioplasty and of surgical bypass is to restore normal blood flow to the diseased arteries in the legs for individuals with peripheral artery disease. Both procedures need imaging follow-up to check for lesions, typically narrowing of arteries that may come back and cause symptoms. Often, noninvasive testing is done first to help choose the appropriate imaging test. The first test is usually measurement of the ankle-bronchial index (ABI), a noninvasive test where blood pressure cuffs are placed on the legs to measure local pressures. Other noninvasive tests can also be used.

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.jacr.2019.01.019

Source

J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Feb 11. pii: S1546-1440(19)30057-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.01.019. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

31092357

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