Role of duplex ultrasonography in screening for significant renal artery disease.

@article{Olin1994RoleOD,
  title={Role of duplex ultrasonography in screening for significant renal artery disease.},
  author={Jeffrey W. Olin},
  journal={The Urologic clinics of North America},
  year={1994},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={215-26}
}
Duplex ultrasound examination of the renal arteries is an excellent screening test for the presence of significant RAS. It is important to recognize that each technician and physician must validate his or her results against the gold standard-arteriography. Currently we are able to differentiate less than 60% stenosis from greater than 60% stenosis and to detect totally occluded renal arteries. In the near future we hope to be able to further subdivide the greater than 60% group in a manner… CONTINUE READING

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