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Neurovascular Examination: The Rapid Evaluation of Stroke Patients Using Ultrasound Waveform Interpretation

Neurovascular Examination: The Rapid Evaluation of Stroke Patients Using Ultrasound Waveform Interpretation

Andrei V. Alexandrov

ISBN: 978-1-118-58481-1

Apr 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

216 pages

$106.99

Description

The use of neurovascular ultrasound is of increasing importance in neurological practice, both for radiologists and increasingly by neurologists themselves. Written by the world’s most renowned expert, this book explains

  • ultrasound examination of a stroke patient
  • scanning protocols
  • interpretation of the results

Case examples (with a standard template presentation correlating presentation to waveform output) reinforce the book's practical nature.

Illustrated with photos of the tests, explanations, and with actual waveforms, images, and result interpretation, and enhanced with 'pearls' and 'avoiding pitfalls' features, it is a practical reference for those learning ultrasound as well as those using ultrasound in their practices.

Foreword, vii

Preface, ix

Acknowledgment, xi

Abbreviations, xiii

1 Understanding the Mechanisms and Dynamics of Cerebrovascular Events, 1

2 Time Is Brain and Brain Is Flow!, 27

3 The Power of Observation, 39

4 Applied Principles of Ultrasound Physics, 55

5 Applied Principles of Hemodynamics, 71

6 Real-Time Ultrasound Measures, 91

7 Emergent Examination, 113

8 Diagnostic Waveforms and Algorithms, 129

9 Differential Diagnosis, 151

10 Integration of Information and Case-Based Problem Solving, 177

Index, 197