Use of completion imaging during infrainguinal bypass in the Vascular Quality Initiative.

@article{Woo2015UseOC,
  title={Use of completion imaging during infrainguinal bypass in the Vascular Quality Initiative.},
  author={Karen W S Woo and Owen Palmer and Fred Weaver and Vincent L. Rowe},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={1258-63}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the practice patterns of intraoperative completion imaging (CI) for lower extremity bypass (LEB) in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). METHODS A retrospective review of all LEB procedures in the VQI database from January 2003 to October 2013 was performed. Regions with fewer than 200 LEB procedures were excluded from the regional analysis. The modality of CI was defined as duplex ultrasound, angiography, or both. RESULTS A total of 14… CONTINUE READING