Patient-Friendly Summary of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Lower Extremity Arterial Revascularization-Post-Therapy Imaging
Department of Radiology
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Cardiovascular Diseases | Health Services Administration | Radiology
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
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 of the American College of Radiology : JACR
Rybicki FJ, Dill KE. (2019). Patient-Friendly Summary of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Lower Extremity Arterial Revascularization-Post-Therapy Imaging. Radiology Publications and Presentations. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2019.01.019. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/radiology_pubs/463