Advertisement

Color doppler applications in hepatic imaging

      Abstract

      Color Doppler sonography is an important modality in the non-invasive evaluation of the liver. It is commonly used to evaluate vascular changes which accompany cirrhosis. Doppler techniques are also used to evaluate patients who have undergone liver transplantation or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. This review describes the various applications of color Doppler in hepatic imaging.

      Keywords

      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'

      Subscribe:

      Subscribe to Clinical Imaging
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect

      References

        • Ralls P.W.
        Color Doppler sonography of the hepatic artery and portal venous system.
        AJR. 1990; 155: 517-525
        • Grant E.G.
        • Schiller V.L.
        • Millener P.
        • et al.
        Color Doppler imaging of the hepatic vasculature.
        AJR. 1992; 159: 943-950
        • Rosenthal S.J.
        • Harrison L.A.
        • Baxter K.G.
        • et al.
        Doppler US of helical flow in the portal vein.
        Radiographics. 1995; 15: 1103-1111
        • Hanson K.M.
        • Johnson P.C.
        Local control of hepatic arterial and portal venous flow in the dog.
        Am J Physiol. 1966; 211: 712-720
        • Reuter S.R.
        • Berk R.N.
        • Orloff M.J.
        An angiographic study of the pre- and post-operative hemodynamics in patients with side-to-side portacaval shunts.
        Radiology. 1975; 116: 33-39
        • Bookstein J.
        • Boijsen E.
        • Olin T.
        • et al.
        Angiography after end-to-side portacaval shunt.
        Invest Radiol. 1971; 6: 101-109
        • Reynolds T.B.
        The role of hemodynamic measurements in portosystemic shunt surgery.
        Arch Surg. 1974; 108: 276-281
        • Takayasu K.
        • Moriyama N.
        • Shina Y.
        • et al.
        Sonographic detection of large spontaneous spleno-renal shunts and its clinical significance.
        Br J Radiol. 1984; 57: 565-570
        • Mostbeck G.H.
        • Wittich G.R.
        • Herold C.
        • et al.
        Hemodynamic significance of the paraumbilical vein in portal hypertension.
        Radiology. 1989; 170: 339-340
        • De Gaetano A.M.
        • Lafortune M.
        • Patriquin H.
        • et al.
        Cavernous transformation of the portal vein.
        AJR. 1995; 165: 1151-1155
        • Bolondi L.
        • LiBassi S.
        • Gaiani S.
        Liver cirrhosis.
        Radiology. 1991; 178: 513-516
        • Millener P.
        • Grant E.G.
        • Rose S.
        • et al.
        Color Doppler imaging findings in patients with Budd–Chiari syndrome.
        AJR. 1993; 161: 307-312
        • Tanaka S.
        • Kitamura T.
        • Fujita M.
        • et al.
        Color flow Doppler imaging of liver tumors.
        AJR. 1990; 154: 509-514
        • Nino-Murcia M.
        • Ralls P.W.
        • Jeffrey R.B.
        • et al.
        Color flow Doppler characterization of focal hepatic lesions.
        AJR. 1992; 159: 1195-1197
      1. Ralls PW. Focal hepatic and pancreatic disease. In Rifkin MD, Charboneau JW, Laing FC (eds): Ultrasound 1991 Syllabus: Special Course. Oak Book, IL.: Radiological Society of North America, 1991;293–306.

        • Learch T.J.
        • Ralls P.W.
        • Johnson M.B.
        Hepatic focal nodular hyperplasia.
        J Ultrasound Med. 1993; 12: 541-544
        • Numata K.
        • Tanaka K.
        • Mitsui K.
        • et al.
        Flow characteristics of hepatic tumors at color Doppler sonography.
        AJR. 1993; 160: 515-521
        • Reinhold C.
        • Hammers L.
        • Taylor C.R.
        • et al.
        Characterization of focal hepatic lesions with duplex sonography.
        AJR. 1995; 164: 1131-1135
        • Dodd G.D.
        • Memel D.S.
        • Baron R.L.
        • Eicher L.
        • Santiguida L.A.
        Portal vein thrombosis in patients with cirrhosis.
        AJR. 1995; 165: 573-577
        • Moresco K.P.
        • Shapiro R.S.
        • Halton K.P.
        • et al.
        Hepatic arterial Doppler sonography in the post-transplant patient.
        AJR. 1994; 163: 863-864
        • Dodd G.D.
        • Newmel D.S.
        • Zaijko A.B.
        • et al.
        Hepatic artery stenosis and thrombosis in transplant recipients.
        Radiology. 1994; 192: 657-661
        • Chong W.K.
        • Malish T.A.
        • Mazer M.J.
        • Lind C.D.
        • Worell J.A.
        • Richards W.O.
        Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.
        Radiology. 1993; 189: 789-793
        • Dodd G.D.
        • Zajko A.B.
        • Orons P.D.
        • et al.
        Detection of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt dysfunction.
        AJR. 1995; 164: 1119-1124