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Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2017)

Comparing lower extremity arterial Doppler angiography to multi-detector computed tomography: A prospective study

Author(s):
Dr. K Nagaveni and Dr. Rokkala Sireesha
Abstract:
Introduction: Lower-extremity artery disease significantly contributes to illness and death in individuals who are middle-aged and elderly. Atherosclerotic stenosis or occlusion of a lower limb artery or arteries is a prevalent etiology of this illness. Possible symptoms encompass claudication episodes, pain experienced during periods of rest, the presence of sores, and in severe cases, the development of gangrene.
Methods: This study aims to assess the accuracy of Duplex Ultrasound compared to MDCT angiography. The study population consisted of thirty-four individuals who had unilateral or bilateral lower limb ischemia and visited the radiology division for CT angiography. The study was conducted at the Department of General Medicine, Maheswara Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India from September 2015 to October 2016.
Results: The study had a total of 40 participants. Out of the total number of patients, 30 were aged 40 or above, and an additional 10 patients were aged 60 or above. Two individuals required amputations below the knee. Out of the 800 artery segments from 60 limbs that were examined using the two methods, only 740 were suitable for comparison.
Conclusion: Hence, owing to its little risk, affordability, non-intrusiveness, wide accessibility, and exceptional diagnostic precision, Duplex Ultrasound is a crucial instrument in the examination of peripheral vascular disease.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. K Nagaveni, Dr. Rokkala Sireesha. Comparing lower extremity arterial Doppler angiography to multi-detector computed tomography: A prospective study. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(3):252-255.

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