College of Radiographers CPD Endorsed - General, Ultrasound
Arm Venous Examination
Audience: All practitioners of ultrasound or anyone interested in learning about arm venous examination.
Prerequisites: A basic understanding of ultrasound
Venous imaging of the upper extremity involves interrogating the internal, external jugular vein, and all veins in the arm. Knowledge of vein structure, anatomical positions of veins, and patient history will expedite an accurate exam. The most common request for a diagnostic exam of the upper extremity is to check for presence of DVT.
Upon completion of this tutorial the learner will be able to:
*Explain the triggers that result in the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the upper extremity
*Summarize the anatomy/physiology of veins
*Recall the sonographic documentation of upper venous ultrasound
*Describe Doppler velocity waveforms
*Discuss dialysis graft complications
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