Duplex Ultrasound Examination of Superficial Leg Veins

  • Erika MendozaEmail author
  • Nick Morrison
  • Christopher R. Lattimer


Certain conditions are indispensible for carrying out duplex ultrasound examinations: the workstation, the general course of the examination, documentation and knowledge of the ultrasound system. These are covered in this chapter.


Saphenous Vein Varicose Vein Ultrasound Machine Great Saphenous Vein Longitudinal View 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika Mendoza
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nick Morrison
    • 2
  • Christopher R. Lattimer
    • 3
  1. 1.Venenpraxis WunstorfWunstorfGermany
  2. 2.Morrison Vein InstituteScottsdaleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Vascular Surgery, Josef Pflug Vascular LaboratoryEaling Hospital and Imperial CollegeLondonUK

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