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RVT Preparation

ARDMS awards the RVT credential (Registered Vascular Technologist) to sonographers who pass the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) exam and the Vascular Technology specialty exam.

The Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) exam is 2 hours long and consists of 110 multiple-choice and semi-interactive console questions. We strongly recommend Ultrasound Physics Review: SPI Edition (mock exam in book format) and the ScoreCards for Vascular Technology. If you need to strengthen your understanding of the basic principles and instrumentation of ultrasound, you should also have one of the standard ultrasound physics texts—Kremkau's Sonography: Principles and Instrumentation 8th edition (the classic text, but also the most technical), or Hedrick et al. Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation 4th Edition (a well and clearly written middle-of-the-road text that we like very much).

The Vascular Technology specialty exam is 3 hours in length and contains approximately 170 multiple-choice questions. We recommend that candidates combine the Step 1 review text, Vascular Technology: An Illustrated Review, with the Step 2 mock exam Vascular Technology Review (CD-ROM and/or book format), and the Step 3 flashcard study system, ScoreCards for Vascular Technology. You can save money by purchasing our Vascular Technology 3-Step Bundle for the ARDMS Exam and get everything you need in order to pass the exam.

The Davies 1-2-3 Step products cover exactly what you need to know from three angles—knowledge, memory, and application of knowledge—to ensure your best performance on the registry exams. In addition, our products are designed to work together. Each follows and covers in its own step-specific manner the ARDMS exam outlines, and each is cross-referenced to the other. So by design you have exactly what you need, including the means to assess your strengths and weaknesses and then to follow up with further study. There is no need to overwhelm yourself with dozens of books and articles that are not specifically designed to prepare you for these important examinations. Everything is here.

ScoreCards for Vascular Technology
A Q&A Flashcard Study System for Vascular Technology

ScoreCards for Vascular Technology
Cindy A. Owen, RT, RVT, RDMS, FSDMS
D.E. Strandness, Jr., MD

Exam: Vascular Technology
Step 3: Q&A Memory Skills Flashcard Drills
CME Credits: 7.5 hours
ISBN: 094102248X
Format: Spiral-bound
Catalog No: 11021
Price: $49.95

Portable and very handy, the sophisticated, easy to use spiral-bound ScoreCards flip- and flashcard study system yields maximum gain with minimum pain, and it’s fun. Exercise your ability to think fast and recall key facts wherever you are—at lunch, on weekend outings, or between patients. Written by well-known experts, ScoreCards delivers 400 questions keyed to the ARDMS exam outline, plus answers, complete explanations, and quick references to help you commit to memory the facts and figures you must know to pass your RVT exam. Fifty image-based cases prepare you to tackle scans on the exam. Very effective in combination with Vascular Technology: An Illustrated Review, Vascular Technology Review, and Vascular Physics Review. 7.5 hours SDMS-approved CME!
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Techniques of Abdominal Vascular Sonography DVD
An In-Depth Presentation of Abdominal Vasculature

Techniques of Abdominal Vascular Sonography DVD
Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSVU
Brian L. Thiele, MD
D.E. Strandness, Jr., MD

ISBN: 0941022722
Format: DVD
Catalog No: 11048
Price: $79.95

Abdominal vascular sonography is an application in evolution, one made possible by advances in imaging and Doppler technology and by the pioneering clinical work of several groups, including the teams directed by Marsha Neumyer and Brian Thiele at Penn State and the late Gene Strandness at the University of Washington. Technically, abdominal vascular sonography is the most challenging of the vascular applications. The vessels are deeper than those of the neck and extremities and, except for the aorta, rather small. They often travel at awkward angles to the transducer, making it difficult to place a sample volume and obtain reasonably accurate velocity measurements. These and other factors make abdominal vascular sonography highly operator- and volume-dependent and therefore more successful in some hands than others, as reflected in the literature. Here for the first time the acknowledged expertise and long experience of the Vascular Studies Section at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is distilled in a presentation that covers the following:

The visceral vascular anatomy.

The ultrasonographic appearance of the vascular arteries and
     veins.

The hemodynamics of the visceral vasculature, including the
     hepatoportal, mesenteric, and renal circulatory systems.

The pitfalls of abdominal vascular sonography.

The solutions to diagnostic dilemmas.

The information obtained by abdominal vascular sonography can play a major role in the diagnostic algorithms for a number of presenting complaints and conditions. This DVD is an important contribution to the training and continuing education of the vascular technologists and sonographers who obtain this information and the physicians who direct and interpret these studies. Use in combination with Abdominal Sonography Review as you study for the ARDMS Abdomen specialty exam.
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Techniques of Venous Imaging
Republished 1st Edition

Techniques of Venous Imaging
Steven R. Talbot, RVT, FSVU
Mark A. Oliver, MD, RVT
D.E. Strandness, Jr., MD

ISBN: 0941022226
Format: Spiral-bound
Catalog No: 11005
Price: $49.95

Since Talbot’s first successful application of real-time ultrasonography to the venous system in 1981, the techniques of venous imaging have been refined and validated by numerous studies. Now venous imaging challenges contrast venography as the definitive procedure of choice. Here for the first time these techniques are explained and illustrated in step-by-step detail by the leaders who developed them.

What are the protocols for imaging the veins of the extremities? How do you overcome both common and unusual problems to optimize the image and ensure valid, unequivocal results? Exactly what roles are played by venous compression and venous Doppler in the ultrasonographic venous examination? How do you identify and characterize thrombus? How do you differentiate venous thrombosis from conditions that mimic it? What does Doppler color flow imaging add to the evaluation? How can you take advantage of it? Why is the transverse scan with probe compression an essential component of the venous imaging technique? How and why do you map the saphenous vein? And how accurate is this ultrasound technique in relation to contrast venography on the one hand and indirect noninvasive tests on the other?

These and many more questions are answered here in detail and with authority. Part II covers venographic and magnetic resonance imaging.

DVD Companion

Venous Imaging Techniques is perfect for training and as an adjunct to the book. The one-hour video with instruction by Steve Talbot offers hands-on demonstration of venous imaging techniques and real-time images of normal, abnormal, common, and uncommon findings. Available now.
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Vascular Anatomy and Physiology
An Introductory Text

Vascular Anatomy and Physiology
Ann C. Belanger, RN, RVT

CME Credits: 5
ISBN: 0941022110
Format: Comb-bound
Catalog No: 11002
Price: $42.95

For anyone who needs a dedicated vascular A&P text—with a wonderfully clear exposition of hemodynamics—here is a wealth of information on standard anatomic terminology, micro and macro anatomy, vascular physiology, cardiopulmonary and systemic circulations, and arterial and venous hemodynamics. Simple, clear, and very reader-friendly. Includes self-assessment quizzes, end-of-chapter summaries, and CME component. Inexpensive insurance for the anatomy, physiology, and fluid dynamics portions of the RVT exams, and a wonderful text for vascular training. 5 hours of SDMS-approved CME credit. 38 illustrations. 208 pp.
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Vascular Physics Review
A Q&A Review for the ARDMS Vascular Physics Exam

Vascular Physics Review
Barton A. Bean, RVT, FSVU
Cindy A. Owen, RT, RVT, RDMS, FSDMS
Donald P. Ridgway, RVT
Sergio X. Salles-Cunha, PhD, RVT, FSVU
James A. Zagzebski, PhD

Exam: Vascular Physics & Instrumentation
Step 2: Mock Examination
CME Credits: 7.5
ISBN: 0941022544
Format: Comb-bound
Catalog No: 11031
Price: $55.00

Looking for guidance and a clear understanding of the principles and facts on which you will be tested? With registry-like questions and clear explanations, Vascular Physics Review illuminates this challenging topic from the point of view of experts who themselves have taken and passed the ARDMS vascular physics examination. Vascular Physics Review reveals your strengths and weaknesses, hones your exam-taking skills, and assesses your progress as you study. Can be combined with Ultrasound Physics Review: SPI Edition for thorough coverage and preparation for the ARDMS exam to earn the RVT credential. This edition contains more than 450 questions that cover ultrasound physics, ultrasonic imaging, physiology and fluid dynamics, physical principles, and ultrasound safety and quality assurance. 7.5 hours SDMS-approved CME credits! 180 pp.
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Vascular Technology
An Illustrated Review
5th Edition


Vascular Technology
Claudia Rumwell, RN, RVT, FSVU
Michalene McPharlin, RN, RVT, RVS, FSVU

Exam: Vascular Technology
Step 1: Review Text
CME Credits: 15
ISBN: 978-0-941022-85-9
Format: Softcover
Catalog No: 11058
Price: $89.95

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For registry candidates, technologists in training, cross-training sonographers, clinical personnel, and RPVI candidates, here is the completely revised, updated 5th edition of the best and most trusted vascular technology review text available—now, for the first time, in full color. Written and peer-reviewed by nationally renowned authors and vascular experts, it remains a silver-bullet review of everything a registry candidate needs to know to pass the ARDMS specialty exam in vascular technology. Also used in labs and diagnostic ultrasound programs across the country, it is perhaps the most widely read vascular reference in print. This new edition includes more than 500 color illustrations and images, photo-documented physiologic exam techniques, 120 self-assessment case studies, and an integral application for 15 SDMS-approved CME credits. RVT, RPVI, and RVS candidates and DMS students can combine this Step 1 review text with Davies’ Step 2 mock exam Vascular Technology Review and Step 3 ScoreCards for Vascular Technology for powerful 1-2-3 Step Ultrasound Education & Test Preparation. Ready to score? With this proven review, you can. 15 hours SDMS-approved CME credit! 500+ illustrations (most in color). 464 pp.

How to Tell a Book by Its Cover

Have you ever thought about how the binding of a book affects its performance—and you? We have. And we’ve applied what we learned to this book to make it sturdier and easier to use. Here’s how. Read more . . .
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Vascular Technology Mock Exam (Download)
An Interactive Q&A Review for the ARDMS Specialty Exam
Version 3.1 Download


Vascular Technology Mock Exam (Download)
Donald P. Ridgway, RVT
Cindy A. Owen, RT, RVT, RDMS, FSDMS
Barton A. Bean, RVT, FSVU
D.E. Strandness, Jr., MD

Exam: Vascular Technology
Step 2: Mock Exam
CME Credits: 15
ISBN: 0941022668
Format: Download
Catalog No: 11043-DL
Price: $79.95

More Details2
Powerful, featuresome, and fun, this multimedia wonder simulates the exam experience right down to the automatic timer, and it delivers CME credit conveniently and inexpensively.This is the CD that does NOT skip explanations, shut down after a certain amount of use, shortchange you with inadequate content, or fail to give you a complete topic-by-topic analysis of your performance. Before you know it, you will be preparing for your exams, earning CME credit, or both. And you will be doing it with the latest version of Davies’ state-of-the-art mock exam, written and peer-reviewed by experts and so easy to use that no one has ever called to ask, How do I use this? In fact—dare we say it?—you might even have fun.

If you would rather get the packaged CD-ROM version of this product click here.

665 questions and answers in registry format ensure that you are
     prepared.

136 image-based cases sharpen your wits.

Simple explanations clarify answer choices.

References guide your further study.

Tutorials on key topics make difficult subjects easy.

Automatic timer paces you.

Performance analysis automatically scores and guides you.

Unlimited personal use means you pay only once.

Educational site licenses available for educators and DMS
     programs.

Earn 15 hours SDMS-approved CME credit.

Coverage of physical principles, Doppler, indications, and interpretation of both imaging and physiologic exams makes this mock exam an excellent resource for physician RPVI candidates.

Most RVT candidates studying for the ARDMS Vascular Technology exam combine this download with Vascular Technology: An Illustrated Review, Vascular Technology Review, and ScoreCards for Vascular Technology, and Vascular Physics Review. Need advice?
Call us!


System Requirements

Compatibility* for Windows:

Compatible operating systems—Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

Minimum system requirements—CPU: 1 GHz (700 MHz for XP) or faster. RAM: 1 GB (256 MB for XP) (recommended RAM: 2GB). 1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, CD drive (for boxed product).

Compatibility* for Macintosh computers:

Compatible operating systems—OS X Mavericks v10.9, OS X Mountain Lion v10.8, OS X Lion v10.7, and OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.x.

Minimum system requirements—CPU: Intel-based Mac. RAM: 2 GB (1 GB for v10.6) (recommended RAM: 2GB). 1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, CD drive (for boxed product).

*Note on compatibility: These programs are designed to be used on desktop and laptop computers using the above-mentioned operating systems. They are NOT COMPATIBLE with tablet and smart phone devices using mobile operating systems such as Google's Android and Apple's iOS.
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Vascular Technology CD-ROM Mock Exam
An Interactive Q&A Review for the ARDMS Specialty Exam
Version 3.1 CD-ROM


Vascular Technology CD-ROM Mock Exam
Donald P. Ridgway, RVT
Cindy A. Owen, RT, RVT, RDMS, FSDMS
Barton A. Bean, RVT, FSVU
D.E. Strandness, Jr., MD

Exam: Vascular Technology
Step 2: Mock Exam
CME Credits: 15
ISBN: 0941022668
Format: CD-ROM
Catalog No: 11043-DISC
Price: $89.95

More Details2
Powerful, featuresome, and fun, this multimedia wonder simulates the exam experience right down to the automatic timer, and it delivers CME credit conveniently and inexpensively.This is the CD that does NOT skip explanations, shut down after a certain amount of use, shortchange you with inadequate content, or fail to give you a complete topic-by-topic analysis of your performance. Before you know it, you will be preparing for your exams, earning CME credit, or both. And you will be doing it with the latest version of Davies’ state-of-the-art mock exam, written and peer-reviewed by experts and so easy to use that no one has ever called to ask, How do I use this? In fact—dare we say it?—you might even have fun.

If you would rather get the downloadable version click here.

665 questions and answers in registry format ensure that you are
     prepared.

136 image-based cases sharpen your wits.

Simple explanations clarify answer choices.

References guide your further study.

Tutorials on key topics make difficult subjects easy.

Automatic timer paces you.

Performance analysis automatically scores and guides you.

Unlimited personal use means you pay only once.

Educational site licenses available for educators and DMS
     programs.

Earn 15 hours SDMS-approved CME credit.

Coverage of physical principles, Doppler, indications, and interpretation of both imaging and physiologic exams makes this mock exam an excellent resource for physician RPVI candidates.

Most RVT candidates studying for the ARDMS Vascular Technology exam combine this CD with Vascular Technology: An Illustrated Review, Vascular Technology Review, and ScoreCards for Vascular Technology, and Vascular Physics Review. Need advice?
Call us!


System Requirements

Compatibility* for Windows:

Compatible operating systems—Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

Minimum system requirements—CPU: 1 GHz (700 MHz for XP) or faster. RAM: 1 GB (256 MB for XP) (recommended RAM: 2GB). 1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, CD drive (for boxed product).

Compatibility* for Macintosh computers:

Compatible operating systems—OS X Mavericks v10.9, OS X Mountain Lion v10.8, OS X Lion v10.7, and OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.x.

Minimum system requirements—CPU: Intel-based Mac. RAM: 2 GB (1 GB for v10.6) (recommended RAM: 2GB). 1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, CD drive (for boxed product).

*Note on compatibility: These programs are designed to be used on desktop and laptop computers using the above-mentioned operating systems. They are NOT COMPATIBLE with tablet and smart phone devices using mobile operating systems such as Google's Android and Apple's iOS.
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Vascular Technology Review
A Q&A Review for the ARDMS Vascular Technology Exam
4th Edition


Vascular Technology Review
Donald P. Ridgway, RVT
Barton A. Bean, RVT, FSVU
Cindy A. Owen, RT, RVT, RDMS, FSDMS
D.E. Strandness, Jr., MD

Exam: Vascular Technology
Step 2: Mock Examination
CME Credits: 12
ISBN: 0941022196
Format: Comb-bound
Catalog No: 11024
Price: $55.00

The completely revised and updated 4th edition of Vascular Technology Review illuminates the facts and principles you need to know, hones your test-taking skills, and reveals your strengths and weaknesses by exam topic. Based on the ARDMS exam outline, this brand new edition contains more than 570 registry-like questions together with numerous illustrations, answers, clear explanations, and quick references for further study. A Hall of Images and more than 50 image-based cases prepare you to tackle the images on the exam. Especially powerful in combination with Vascular Technology: An Illustrated Review and ScoreCards for Vascular Technology. 12 hours of SDMS-approved CME credit. More than 74 images. 275 pp.
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Venous Imaging Techniques DVD
2nd Edition

Venous Imaging Techniques DVD
Steven R. Talbot, RVT, FSVU
Mark A. Oliver, MD, RVT
D.E. Strandness, Jr., MD

ISBN: 0941022714
Format: DVD
Catalog No: 11047
Price: $79.95

The single best ultrasound DVD we have seen. Since Steve Talbot’s first successful application of real-time ultrasonography to the venous system in 1981, the techniques of venous imaging have been refined and validated by numerous studies. For the first time these techniques are presented by Talbot himself in a brilliant 75-minute exposition of technique and interpretation in the upper and lower extremities.

What are the protocols for imaging the veins of the extremities?

How do you overcome both common and unusual problems to
     optimize the image and ensure valid, unequivocal results?

Exactly what roles are played by venous compression and venous
     Doppler in the ultrasonographic venous examination?

How do you identify and characterize thrombus?

How is venous thrombosis differentiated from conditions that
     mimic it?

What does color flow imaging add to the evaluation and how should
     it be used?

Why is the transverse scan with probe compression an essential
     component of the venous exam?

How and why do you map the saphenous and other veins?

These and other questions are answered in this hands-on demonstration of scanning anatomy, technique, and interpretation of normal, abnormal, common, and uncommon findings. Perfect for training, reference, and interpretation tutorials. A great companion to Ridgway’s Introduction to Vascular Scanning.
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Vascular Technology 3-Step Bundle for the ARDMS Exam and CCI Exams
(Includes CD-ROM for Windows*)

Vascular Technology 3-Step Bundle for the ARDMS Exam and CCI Exams

Exam: Vascular
CME Credits: 37.5
Format: 2 Books and a CD-ROM
Normally: $229.85
Catalog No: Vasc-123-Win
Price: $199.95

For RVT candidates, here is the most powerful, convenient, and inexpensive way to prepare for the ARDMS Vascular Technology exam. And it works: More than 90% of our customers pass on their first attempt. RVS candidates taking their CCI exams also benefit along with RPVI candidates. This discounted bundle combines the Davies 1-2-3 Step products that are designed to triangulate on your goal of passing the exam—(1) a concise didactic text that explains and illustrates exactly what you need to know to pass the exam, silver-bullet style, (2) an interactive CD-ROM mock exam that automatically identifies your strengths and weaknesses, and (3) a portable Q&A memory skills flashcard pack that helps you think on your feet and memorize key facts and principles. Click on the title for complete information.


STEP 1

Vascular Technology: An Illustrated Review
by Claudia Rumwell and Michalene McPharlin

(list price, $89.95)
15 CME credits

For RVT, RVS, and RPVI candidates, this silver-bullet review explains and illustrates all you need to know to pass your exams—topic by topic, in one volume, by leading technologists who themselves have taken, passed, and helped others prepare for and pass their RVT, RVS, or RPVI exam. 15 hours of SDMS-approved CME credit! 500+ images (in full color). 464 pp. More information . . .

“The best review I’ve ever seen.”—Christina Watts, RVT, RDMS, RT

“I like how the book leads you step by step to an understanding of what you need to know.”—Theresa Heal, RVT

“I swear by this book. I had not been exposed to PVRs and some of the physiological tests. This book explains it all in perfect detail. I have all of my techs use the Davies reviews now. If you just get the 3-step program, you’ll do well. So many of the questions in the ScoreCards were on the exam.”—Barbara Alberto, BA, RVT

“Vascular Technology is easy to understand and covers some areas we don’t do. The case study questions are very similar to those on the exam. And I really appreciated your follow-up call and information. Not every company would do that. I could tell you care.”—Nancy Foster, RT, RVT, RDMS

“The first and only book that covers everything. It’s concise and precise."—Deborah Ilahi, RDMS, RVT

More readers’ comments . . .


STEP 2

Vascular CD-ROM Mock Exam
by Don Ridgway, Cindy Owen, D.E. Strandness, Jr., Barton Bean

(list price, $89.95)
15 CME credits

The latest edition of this easy-to-use (and fun!) mock exam. It simulates the exam experience right down to the automatic timer, and it delivers CME credit conveniently and inexpensively. Use it in both Test Mode and Study Mode. Your results are automatically calculated by exam topic to clearly show your strengths and weaknesses. 665 Q&A's with explanations, references, tutorials, image gallery, and video clips. 15 hours SVU-approved CME credit. More information . . .

"These CDs are awesome because they show me which exam topics I'm prepared for and which I need to work on, automatically. And then I can use them to study those topics. I've used all of the products out there, and Davies is the only one who connects the dots. Anyone who doesn't use these is crazy."—Laurie Hokanson, RVT

"An excellent source of study material for the Vascular Technology Registry examination. The unique benefit of this electronic study guide and self-examination assessment is that it prepares you to take the examination in the format in which the test is administered."—Melina R. Kibbe, MD, RVT (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), Doody's Book Review Service

More readers' comments . . .

System Requirements

Compatibility* for Windows:

Compatible operating systems—Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

Minimum system requirements—CPU: 1 GHz (700 MHz for XP) or faster. RAM: 1 GB (256 MB for XP) (recommended RAM: 2GB). 1024x768 or higher resolution video adapter and display, CD drive (for boxed product).

*Note on compatibility: These programs are designed to be used on desktop and laptop computers using the above-mentioned operating systems. They are NOT COMPATIBLE with tablet and smart phone devices using mobile operating systems such as Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

*If you have a Macintosh you can get the same bundle but with the CD-ROM optimized for your Mac here.


STEP 3

ScoreCards for Vascular Technology
by Cindy Owen and D.E. Strandness, Jr.

(list price, $49.95)
7.5 CME credits

Portable and very handy, the sophisticated spiral-bound ScoreCards flip- and flashcard study system lets you exercise your ability to think fast and recall key facts wherever you are—at lunch, on weekend outings, or between patients. Written by well-known experts, ScoreCards delivers more than 400 questions plus answers, complete explanations, and quick references to help you commit to memory the facts and figures you must know to pass your exams. 7.5 hours SDMS-approved CME. More information . . .

“I learned more from reviewing this material than attending a seminar!”— Denise M. Levy, RVT, RDMS, RDCS

“After failing for the second time by fewer than 10 points I knew it had to be the way I was studying. ScoreCards fixed that problem easily. The ease of reading, the portability, the quality of images, and the simple, clear explanations made all the difference. I passed because of ScoreCards.”— Frank A. Brunette, RVT
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Vascular Reference Guide
Inside Ultrasound

Vascular Reference Guide
Gail P. Size, BS, RVT, RVS, RPhS, FSVU
Laurie Lozanski, BS, RVT
Troy Russo RVT, RVS, RDCS, RDMS

CME Credits: 20
ISBN: 9780974769431
Format: Spiral-bound
Catalog No: 11056
Price: $169.95

Just published!
Terry Reynolds calls Inside Ultrasound’s Vascular Reference Guide a masterpiece. He’s right. The life’s work of one of the most respected authorities in the field, it is painstakingly and gorgeously illustrated, bristling with facts, figures, formulas, conversion tables, correlative data, and other information that cannot easily be found elsewhere. What are the cardiac effects on spectral Doppler waveforms in the presence of conditions such as Paget’s disease, atrial fibrillation, or sickle cell anemia among many others? See Table 133 in the chapter devoted to this topic. What are the normal values, flow characteristics, and terminal beds of the extracranial vessels? Table 7. You will also find detailed protocols for direct and indirect vascular exams, comprehensive diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, correlative studies and data, and medical, surgical, and interventional treatment.

So, yes, this spiral-bound full-color book has what you would expect. It is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow vascular reference containing more than 163 reference tables and 950 illustrations and images. It is very well formatted for quick reference. It is indexed. It does contain extras such as the official SVU glossary of vascular terminology. It is SVU-approved for 20 hours of CME credit acceptable to ARDMS, ARRT, CCI, and most accrediting organizations.

But here, in addition to what you can count on finding, is a lifetime of priceless hints, tips, observations, little-known facts, and clinical pearls. There is also a lifetime’s perspective that I have not seen before in quite this way, chapters and tables that gather and organize the usual into unusual and eye-opening associations, topics that ordinarily would not be covered but are, and in satisfying ways. Browsing the Vascular Reference Guide is a joy not unlike that of browsing an encyclopedia or following a string of Google hits and threads into enchanted territory. It opens one’s eyes. It ties things together.

The authors haven’t stopped there. One of the most exciting features of the book is the use of Quick Response (QR) Codes. Scan the embedded codes with your mobile device to connect with online images and videos. You can use your mobile device to access website-based updates to the book anywhere, any time. No charge.

My opinion? Not to own this book is to be, well, not serious about your professional library. Buy it. You will not be disappointed. In fact, I guarantee it.

—Michael Davies

950 illustrations and images, 163 tables, full color, 395 pp. 20 SVU-approved CME credits. $169.95.

Content highlights:

Anatomy

Vascular Physiology and Hemodynamics

Vascular Diseases

Vascular Testing and Interpretation

Vascular Screening

Correlative Testing Modalities

Testing Optimization

Cardiac Effects on Spectral Doppler

Vascular Pharmacology

Math Review

Statistics

Measurements

Glossary of Terms

And much more!


Chapter format:

A definition

Etiology of disease

Risk factors

Indications and contraindications for exam

Mechanism of disease

Location of disease

Patient history and physical exam

Full protocols and summary protocols

Normal and abnormal criteria

Differential diagnosis

Correlation

Medical, surgical, and endovascular treatment

Comprehensive points to remember in each section

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Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography
6th Edition

Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography
John Pellerito, MD
Joseph F Polak, MD, MPH

CME Credits: 10
ISBN: 0721606318
Format: Hardcover
Catalog No: 18005
Price: $129.00

Now in the 6th edition, Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography continues as a standard reference for vascular professionals and multispecialty sonographers. Our own Vascular Technology Review and Vascular Technology: An Illustrated Review frequently refer to it. Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography is a classic and effective survey that reviews arterial and venous ultrasound. The new co-editor, Dr. Joseph Polak, and new contributors have updated the diagnostic procedures and written chapters on screening for vascular disease, evaluating organ transplants, and more. This 6th edition deserves a place in your personal and departmental libraries. Contains online access for high-quality images and videos. For RVT candidates, it is a powerfully effective adjunct to Vascular Technology: An Illustrated Review, Vascular Technology Review, and ScoreCards for Vascular Technology. 10 hours of SDMS-approved CME credit. Saunders.
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Vascular Ultrasound
How, Why and When
3rd Edition


Vascular Ultrasound
Abigail Thrush, BSc, MSc, MIPEM
Timothy Hartshorne, HND

ISBN: 0443069182
Format: Hardcover
Catalog No: 18004
Price: $76.95

This book provides an understanding of the underlying scientific principles in the production of B-mode and Colour Flow imaging and Spectral Doppler sonograms. A basic description of common vascular diseases is given along with a practical guide as to how ultrasound is used to detect and quantify the disease. Possible treatments of common vascular diseases and disorders are outlined. Ultrasound is often used in post-treatment assessment and this is also discussed. The role of ultrasound in the formation and follow-up of hemodialysis access is a growing field and is covered in detail.
Key Features
Practical step-by-step guide to peripheral vascular ultrasound.

Explains the basic scientific principles of ultrasound instrumentation
     and blood flow.

Fully illustrated with 175 black and white scans, 150 colour scans
     and 220 black and white and colour line drawings.

Contributions from leading names in peripheral vascular ultrasound.
New to This Edition
Accompanying DVD includes cine loops of ultrasound scans in
     normal and diseased vessels and of optimum scans to
     show potential pitfalls and common mistakes.

Four new chapters and two new contributors, both clinical lecturers
     in vascular ultrasound.

New chapter on treatment techniques of particular interest to
     vascular surgeons who increasingly are required to learn basic
     scanning skills.

Sections on ultrasound instrumentation updated to cover new
     developments in equipment such as broadband colour imaging.

Current practices in all the vascular ultrasound applications covered
     are reviewed and updated.
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