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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

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Duplex ultrasonography is a first line non-invasive imaging technique for the diagnosis of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis.

Duplex Ultrasonography

Diagnosis by Duplex ultrasonography is considered class I recommendation. It may be used as an initial screening tool for diagnosis of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis. Ultrasonography might not be very accurate in obese patients or those intestinal gas.[1]

Image courtesy of Professor Peter Anderson DVM PhD and published with permission © PEIR, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Pathology

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Images courtesy of Professor Peter Anderson DVM PhD and published with permission © PEIR, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Pathology

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  1. Anderson JL, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Bozkurt B, Brindis RG, Curtis LH; et al. (2013). "Management of patients with peripheral artery disease (compilation of 2005 and 2011 ACCF/AHA guideline recommendations): a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.". Circulation. 127 (13): 1425–43. PMID 23457117. doi:10.1161/CIR.0b013e31828b82aa. 



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