Ultrasound in Haemodialysis Access
Authors: Greedman, Benjamin; Deane, Colin
Source: Ultrasound, Volume 13, Number 2, May 2005 , pp. 86-92(7)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Good quality vascular access is essential to ensure successful haemodialysis. Ultrasound is effective in selecting vessels suitable for formation of permanent haemodialysis access. Post-operatively ultrasound is useful in identifying causes of access failure or poor performance. This review includes anatomic and haemodynamic parameters for pre-operative assessment and discusses the use of volume flow and conventional B-mode and Doppler ultrasound in the investigation of dialysis access. Protocols for these investigations are suggested.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2005-05-01