Interpretation of Peripheral Arterial and Venous Doppler Waveforms: A Consensus Statement From the Society for Vascular Medicine and Society for Vascular Ultrasound

Esther S.H. Kim, Aditya M. Sharma, Robert Scissons, David Dawson, Robert T. Eberhardt, Marie Gerhard-Herman, Joseph P. Hughes, Steve Knight, Ann Marie Kupinski, Guillaume Mahe, Marsha Neumyer, Patricia Poe, Rita Shugart, Paul Wennberg, David M. Williams, R. Eugene Zierler

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Abstract

This expert consensus statement on the interpretation of peripheral arterial and venous spectral Doppler waveforms was jointly commissioned by the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU). The consensus statement proposes a standardized nomenclature for arterial and venous spectral Doppler waveforms using a framework of key major descriptors and additional modifier terms. These key major descriptors and additional modifier terms are presented alongside representative Doppler waveforms, and nomenclature tables provide context by listing previous alternate terms to be replaced by the new major descriptors and modifiers. Finally, the document reviews Doppler waveform alterations with physiologic changes and disease states, provides optimization techniques for waveform acquisition and display, and provides practical guidance for incorporating the proposed nomenclature into the final interpretation report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-143
Number of pages26
JournalJournal for Vascular Ultrasound
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • diagnostic imaging
  • Doppler waveform
  • duplex
  • spectral analysis
  • terminology
  • ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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